Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hollow



Breathing Space performing "Hollow". Just in case you were wondering why I've seen this band eight times in 2008. This is from quite an early gig, and the band have come on a lot since then.

12 comments:

DarceysDad said...

I wasn't wondering THAT, Tim. What I'm wondering is why my internal prog-blocker is still turned up so high. In terms of the individual components, there's nothing here I shouldn't like ... butbutbut somehow ... nah. Oh well, please keep trying mate; I've still got some of your last.fm recommendations to catch up on if I can ever figure out why my PC has taken to being such an unco-operative gimp with my account.

Tim (Kalyr) said...

Hollow's not *very* prog, though!

It's not a 23 minute epic like Magenta's "The Ballad of Samuel Layne" (which is too long for YouTube)

CaroleBristol said...

Is that Olivia from Mostly Autumn singing?

Nice track, thanks.

Tim (Kalyr) said...

Yes, it's Olivia from Mostly Autumn singing (and Iain Jennings playing keys)

Was originally a Mostly Autumn song from "The Last Bright Light". MA seldom played it live, but Breathing Space have played it regularly.

gordonimmel said...

Right, so somebody from one group is singing in another group.(head spins). And I like them all. I'm going to start to take notes about this lot. I DO like your suggestions via Last.fm, kalyr, but I've still got to sit down and log them all and then 'maybe' think about buying stuff and going to gigs but what with the credit crunch (and I'm in the Construction industry which tends to feel these things worse than others) I'm having a helluva time keeping my '£50 Man' in check.

Tim (Kalyr) said...
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Tim (Kalyr) said...

In the below-the-radar prog world where many bands are part-time, this is actually quite common. As well as Olivia and Iain playing in both Mostly Autumn and Breathing Space (Olivia is the backing singer for MA, and sings lead in BS), Mostly Autumn's current multi-instrumentalist Anne-Marie Helder is also the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Panic Room, which also includes Fish's drummer. Who was also in Mostly Autumn on one tour, so was technically in two bands at once.

And don't get me started on the convoluted relationship between Karnataka and Chasing the Monsoon, which not even I understand.

Confused? You will be...

BTW, Mostly Autumn are playing York Grand Opera House next Friday (28th), and several smaller venues in December, including Wath-upon-Dearne. Any chance of seeing you at one of these?

CaroleBristol said...

I'd go and see any of them if they played in Bristol.

Tim (Kalyr) said...

Don't think Mostly Autumn have ever played Bristol; on the last tour they played Gloucester. Are there any suitable venues of 500-odd capacity?

Breathing Space tend to confine themselves to the north and the midlands; apart from one support slot at Cardiff I don't think they've done much in the west or the south.

Tim (Kalyr) said...

I've had it pointed out that Mostly Autumn have played the Bierkeller in the past, although not on the last couple of tours.

CaroleBristol said...

Venue size can be a problem in Bristol.

Lots of pub venues, then there is the Anson Rooms at the Uni and after that it is the Colston Hall or Hippodrome - which is more for shows and opera.

So you have places with 100-300 capacity, one with 500 (but is there a market for prog with the students?) and then the large places.

Having said that, the Fleece - a large pub venue - gets good bands occasionally.

CaroleBristol said...

And there is, as you mention, the Bierkeller, which is a horrible place.