The Universal Thing

by Various Artists

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One Desire 02:57
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Stay There 04:13
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I Am Afraid 03:39
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Nyata 02:35
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Amnesty 04:24
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Fly 04:08
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Gimme Gimme 02:21
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Drift 04:58
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Mind Roads 03:57
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Matches 03:05
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Grown Up Now 04:05

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Weekly Independent Music Taster #77

This week Aldora Britain Records brings you The Universal Thing, a collection of 23 cosmically selected picks from the independent underground. All grassroots, all authentic, all different. The title is taken from the lead track by Of Shadows and Lights, Angelo Pitone's Italian synthwave project. He has recently released his debut studio album, Almost Prophetic Visions and Thoughts.

We welcome back Luke Hendrickson (outlaw country), Erin O'Neill (soulful Americana), Sharp Class (mod-based punk), Mythical Motors (jangly powerpop), Edie O'Hara (American folk rock) and Andrew Ferguson as SIASA (Scottish southern noir). Big Stir Records bring us a pick from the fantastic Brothers Steve. Chris Mitchard (of Leathers) also returns with his fantastic dance-orientated side project Charlton Lane. As always, please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.

The remainder of The Universal Thing is comprised of brand new faces to Aldora Britain Records. There is the melodic powerpop of Bruce Moody, the jug-band Americana of LP Kelly and the folky post-punk of Dan O'Farrell & The Difference Engine. We have Malaysian skate punk from Tadpoles, alternative cabaret from Meaghan Burke & The Rhythm Method and old-time Americana from The Martin Gilmore Trio.

Steve Hall brings us country-based folk rock with The Questionnaires, Naked Luck deliver some beautiful harmonies in their psychedelic-tinged take on folk rock, and Free Games For May give us dreamy psychedelic shoegaze. To finish off, we have Rozeen (pop-based neo-soul), AliT (acoustic alternative grunge), Maestro Collage (experimental art rock), Choose Your Own Adventure (jazz pop) and Asphalt Astronaut (noir alt folk).

Thanks for listening in and supporting independent music. Play loud and enjoy!

credits

released April 9, 2021

This album is dedicated to all the independent musicians who are getting back to gigging. Artwork based on 'Milky Way' by Jean Beaufort. Image under Public Domain license. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-152). 'Universal Thing' written by and used by permission of Angelo Pitone, available on 'Almost Prophetic Visions And Thoughts' (2021). 'One Desire' written by and used by permission of Bruce Moody, available on 'Forever Fresh!' (2020). 'The Light In Me' written by and used by permission of Liam Patrick Kelly, available on 'Love Songs For Loners' (2021). 'Black Hills Boogie' written by and used by permission of Luke Hendrickson, available on 'One Night At The... Crystal Lounge' (2020). 'Stay There' written by and used by permission of Erin O'Neill, available on 'The Same And Far Away' (2019). 'I Am Afraid' written by and used by permission of Dan O'Farrell, available on 'Richard Scarry Lied To Me' (2020). 'Time Meant Nothing To Me' written by and used by permission of Oliver Craig Orton, available on 'Living For Kicks' (2021). 'Beat Generation Poet Turned Assassin (Unabridged)' written by The Brothers Steve, used by permission of Big Stir Records, available on 'Big Stir Singles: The Ninth Wave' (2021). 'The Living Films' written by and used by permission of Matt Addison, available on 'Sleepwalking On Main Street' (2020). 'Nyata' written by and used by permission of Tadpoles, available on 'Who Am I?' (2020). 'Everything's Different' written by and used by permission of Edie O'Hara, available on 'Move On' (2019). 'Amnesty' written by and used by permission of Andrew Ferguson, available on 'If God's Not On The Angels' Side (Who The Devil Is)' (2021). 'Little Disaster' written by and used by permission of Meaghan Burke, available on 'A Few Concerns' (2021). 'When You're Young' written by and used by permission of Martin Gilmore, available on 'The Martin Gilmore Trio' (2021). 'You Don't Heed It All' written by Hall/Wade, used by permission of Steve Hall, available on 'Atlantic Ridge' (2020). 'Fly' written by Desmond Everest Fuller/Ian Uponen, available on 'Naked Luck' (2019). 'Gimme Gimme' written by and used by permission of Chris Mitchard, available on 'Gimme Gimme' (2021). 'Drift' written by and used by permission of Free Games For May, available on 'No Snow' (2018). 'Mind Roads' written by and used by permission of Rozeen, available on 'Heartleaves' (2020). 'Girl Meets World' written by and used by permission of Alison Turner, available on 'The Makeover' (2021). 'Paint A Picture' written by and used by permission of Maestro Collage, available on 'Otter' (2020). 'Matches' written by and used by permission of Choose Your Own Adventure', available on 'Roos In Space' (2020). 'Grown Up Now' written by and used by permission of Asphalt Astronaut, available on 'Antares' (2020).

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