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#NewMusicMonday! Aldora Britain Records welcome back our good friend Phil Matthews a.k.a. The Village as we get a marvellous snapshot of his latest album, Ghosts In The Static. This release features 'The Wizard', taken from the record, and an exclusive outtake, 'Poison Dwarf'.

'The Wizard' is signature Matthews, a bouncing folk blues cut with a heavy dose of colourful neo-psychedelia. It travels at a laidback pace and perfectly centres on Matthews' relatable vocal delivery, a mysterious and magical tale. It is an exceptional DIY recording and a true highlight of the Ghosts In The Static album. 'Poison Dwarf' does not disappoint either. This track is a hidden gem, highlighting Matthews' poetic lyrical ability and a fantastic Dylan-esque harmonica line.

For fans of Donovan, Bob Dylan and The Animals.


released August 23, 2021

Written, performed and produced by Phil Matthews.

Artwork adapted from the image 'Wizard Of Flowers' by Linnaea Mallette, used under Public Domain license.

Released by Tom Hilton on Aldora Britain Records (ABR-218).


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