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Great sounding Indie Rock Releases

In the last nine months or so the Tin Can Discs label has facilitated the release of rock albums by Cape Town rockers, Falling Mirror and McCully Workshop. Both records are released through LTE Distribution as digital only offerings.

(c) Spotify - All nine tracks are available for streaming and download.(on iTunes)
The first of the two to go out was the final album by Falling Mirror. Guitarist, Allan Faull actually passed away in the studio during the recording and the project went on ice until producer Tully McCully decided that despite the setback, the record should be released. He called in singer and composer, Nielen Mirror (Nielen Marais) and finished the tracks that he could.

Although only nine tracks made it to the final release stage, they are perhaps the most cohesive collection that the band have recorded in their thirty odd year career. Though more associated with the electric guitar, Allan features on acoustic guitar on many of the songs. The album was preceded by two singles, versions of which are on the album.

As with many of the past releases, the band's drummer, Pat Humphreys ( did the sleeve artwork. His great design, a bit like a time travel freeze photo, animates both the band's somewhat fatalistic name, and the album name, Yesterday can change, most sympathetically.

More recent is the latest record from McCully Workshop, whose "double" album was released three months ago.  Although this is also a digital only release, there are nineteen tracks in the package. The band have agreed to price the whole album download at a low price for those fans who still like the album experience.

All members of the group contribute to the songwriting this time. They have also had a hand in the production of their songs, with bass player and overall producer, Tully McCully overseeing the final mixes. As always with Tully, the sound is great.

McCully Workshop are known as a good time retro Rock 'n Roll band, but on the latest album titled, Infinity, there are some contemplative songs, notably by Tully himself.

(c) iTunes Music

Links to music - Yesterday can change

Links to music - Infinity


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