homemade music from one man in the Outer Hebrides. as played on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, various local radio stations & all over that interwebs
Reminiscent of artists like Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, and Joni Mitchell,(flakebelly's) style and compositions transcend the fabric of space and time. He delves into the canvas of humanity and emerges with gleaming treasures, glinting in the sunlight. - Sinusoidal Music, 2022 (for Behaviours EP)
found underneath a gooseberry bush, some time past. grown crooked-tree and raggydoll. now a purveyor of pomes and posey, liking nothing more than to be thumbing his Flaming Jangle Music all hours
Drums tumble in a surrealistic ballet, cascading like erratic heartbeats, as the indie rock spirit pirouettes on the precipice of a psychedelic unknown.
A home-made indie track, flirting with dadaist poetry, the tale of a girl's struggle for meaning in the world and a pilgrimage through the labyrinth of the human condition. Keyboards, drums & bass cast us into a surreal twilight zone where happiness is a ghost of the midnight hour.
A harmonious symphony that resonates with the belief that, despite the uncertainties of life, everything will be alright.
'Orkney’s flakebelly continues his strong form with the engagingly unusual 3 Little Rooms. With a slightly shuffling beat, the vocal matches a mainly pentatonic melody played on an echoing piano. It pushes him up into his upper range with a kind of held back, slightly whispery style that contrasts the moments where he ups the dynamics. Meanwhile whistling sounds come and go. It is a simple but really effective format and, when a bit of subtle slide guitar and other sounds permeate the mix later on, they really add to its momentum. Refreshingly individual and very likeable.' - Neil March, Trust The Doc Media - 2023
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