Whyrl… Go Go Gone… pr 006s

Whyrl... Go Go Gone... Poi Records PR006s 24•5•15• Go Go Gone by Whyrl, taken from the forthcoming Time In Effect album. Recorded in Salford round the turn of the millennium. Produced by Carl Adesile. Geo, electric bass, guitars and words. Carl, beats, breaks , tweaks and clave. Cassian, breakbeat arrangement and mix down. A mesmerising mix of beats and heavy bass with spoken word, North-Manc style. The seventh single release on Poi Records... Enjoy! Geo, May 2015.  

Jali… Cumalamwe… pr005s

Jali... Cumalamwe... Poi Records PR005s 21•5•15• Like so many others, I first met Jali Nyonkoling Kuyateh in Picccadilly Gardens. I was sat with GG who was touched by the honesty and realness of Jali's playing. We both just sat there and embraced the moment. Some time afterwards, I asked Jali to come to my home and play at a Solstice gathering. Not only did he play for hours, after food he led a little workshop with the children and folks that just wanted to 'have a go' then he continued throughout the evening playing for a few people at a time, away from the main party. Jali came back to my studio and we recorded 6 songs from which this single is brought to you. A simple set up in a large Georgian parlour. Just 4 microphones, flat EQ and recorded in just one take, ably engineered by Brendan and Richard. I asked Jali about the meaning of the words in this song. He simply said that it is "Advice to the young ones... They have to listen to the Elders and give them respect..." Each time I play these songs they move me, the ernest playing of tunes handed down from his forefathers, his ancestors. From The Gambia to Manchester and back out all around the world... Geo, May 2015.  

savage jaw… attention is your middle name…

Savage Jaw Attention Is Your Middle Name Poi Records PR004s 5•5•15• He walks into the SpayceArk just for a chat about music, art and philosophy. He brings with him a bag of studio toys just in case we need to get something down. We chat, chill out and I see something honest and ernest in the way he talks. So we begin at 9pm... Note-by-note and track-by-track, a live performance, usually in just one take. Golden tea and smokes, a little rest and back on it, in it and all over it. At 03:33 the album is complete. Ok, there's a little bit of this and a little bit of that which need sorting out but we have this thing down. Everyone seems to have an opinion on where a track should go, how it should sound and all. I tend to have a firm belief in what I create with the musicians who step through the door. Uncompromising and pure. Give me 'honest' and deliver a performance that enables you as an artist, to reveal yourself to the listener. This song represents a statement of intent. Savage Jaw's simple truth. Rough, raw and real... Enjoy! Geo... May 2015...