Magpahi is the project of Alison Cooper from Twisted Nerve Records favourites Samandtheplants. Alison uses this nom de plume to explore folk traditions. In fact, as Magpahi she recorded half of the highly collectible fourth volume of Devon Folk Tapes and also the recent debut volume of Lancashire Folk Tapes alongside such luminaries as Dylan Carlson of Earth, Bridget Hayden, Dean McPhee and the mysterious N.Racker.
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Dean McPhee is an acclaimed solo guitarist. Last year his album “Son Of Black Peace” on Blast First Petite won him rave reviews from such disparate sources as The Wire, Record Collector, Drowned In Sound, Mojo and even Pop Matters who said it was “as devastatingly beautiful as Michael Chapman’s Fully Qualified Survivor, the best of John Fahey, John Martyn, and the most meditative lines Richard Thompson has ever played”.
Our latest addition to the bill is Songs of Green Pheasant. This is the solo project of Duncan Sumpner and has released three albums for Fat Cat Records under that moniker as well as a free digital compilation of unreleased material and a new album this year on Rusted Rail.
“harkens back to 60s staples like Simon & Garfunkel or Nick Drake, not to mention Sumpner’s haunting pastoral imagery” – Pitchfork
“magical stuff” – Drowned In Sound
“a melancholy yet uplifting meditation on landscape, loss and memory, with sublime brass and piano accompaniment perfectly complementing Sumpner’s light touch with vocal harmony and guitar.” – Popmatters
“beautiful and accomplished” – Terrascope
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