Rook Songs (EP)

by The Diamond Family "Archive"

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The Diamond Family "Archive" - Rook Songs

5 recordings posted every month, 12 months in a year, 60 songs. We did the math(s)!

Holed up in a converted garden shed in rural Devon finds The Diamond Family Archive, a.k.a. Laurence Collyer, creaking and coaxing songs from detuned guitars and relative solitude. Personal and pastoral themes are mixed with sleepy-eyed awe to create sparse and fluttering arrangements.
The sounds of the rain, the old mill leat outside the door and the ever present ominous rookery in the nearby slate quarry all make it onto the tape.

These 5 songs are meant as a taster for what is available here to listen to:


released November 15, 2011

Written, recorded & performed by Laurence Collyer. Thank you to Johny Lamb for playing bass and cornet on Raise Your Fists….



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