Jonny Velon- Goodness Flows

Jonny Velon- Goodness Flows

19.99

Our journey begins..Over the next eight tracks (eleven on the CD) he ventures across a lush earworm-infested terrain trying to make sense of his life and his surroundings in the midst of mental breakdown. It’s a fascinating ride with any number of different drivers at the controls including Arc of a Diver- era Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie (be-suited crooner version) and a largely forgotten 70s songwriter, Murray Head whose 1975 album Say It Ain’t So this record could easily be twinned with. In fact we pass through so many countries that you wonder if Michael Palin might be driving. There’s funky tropical horns all over the place, especially on I Am Always Me; the transcendental Indian influences of The White City; a heat haze shimmering intro to Travelling that could have fallen straight off the cult film Barakaand back in Blighty piano traffic jams rocking The Cambridge Squeeze. At every turn there’s another turn as Jonny and an array of talented musicians twist in and out of musical styles, all woven seamlessly into his own autobiographical prog diary. Imagine a store where both Field Music and Steve Reich might like to shop and there’s a good chance you’ll find Mr Velon trying on a few syncopated rhythms in the changing room. If music is a personal statement, here is his and ten years on from that day in his friend’s room at Cambridge University where life took an unexpected turn he’s now rounded the corner back onto the straight and is clearing all the life fences with ease. Go Jonny go!

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