Going Underground

The ‘Songs For Abandoned Tube Stations’ postcards

We’re getting close with this now. I have received and numbered 90 postcards (above), the music is being mastered and then dubbed onto cassette. We’re aiming for a late September release, but it may creep into early October. Each package will contain a 3-track C30 magnetic tape (plays same both sides), 3 hand-numbered full colour custom RELYCS postcards (A, B & C), a credit sheet, and a digital download of the music. I think the price will be £5 (+ postage), but total costs have not been calculated yet, so I can’t say for sure. What I can say is that this will be a treat for both the eyes and ears.

30 copies only. Yep, 30.

If you’d like to reserve one, let me know via adamleonard@hotmail.com


Pulco album out today!

“I am an artist, a musician and poet … but ultimately this will be my undoing”.

‘The Man Of Lists’ (Folkwit, F0079) is out today. I’m so pleased to be involved in this – it’s a lovely, warm and human album, with many fine contributing musicians. I provided the music for 3 of the tracks, and cut up Ash’s spoken words to fit over them. You can listen to an example – ‘Oxbow Lake’ – here.

It’s available on ltd. edition CD with poetry booklet via selected record shops, and as a digital download from bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes etc.

The reviews are coming in:

“This is Cooke’s masterpiece. He’s spent his post-Derrero years making music in Wales, usually by himself. He’s perfected the art of lo-fi indie and the results are always warm and human and charming. Now, he’s taken that form to the next level”.
-A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed

“Pulco’s new LP, Man of lists, comprises upbeat cheerful electro-acoustic melodies and beautiful, urban spoken word poetry … Lovely”.
-The Miniature Music Press

“Ash Cooke is an artist we should all be very glad exists. The sheer amount of music he puts out turns over every stone of his creative process. It gives you a distinct and unique picture of a distinct and unique musician”.
-North Wales Daily Post

“Once again Pulco has delivered an album that music lovers will instantly embrace and treasure. It is a shame John Peel is no longer with us to give this album the national airplay it deservers”.
-A Musical Priority

For further reading on the colourful and inventive musical world of Ashley Cooke, visit pulcomusic.com