A Dancing Beggar - Follow The Dark As If It Were Light (Audiobulb)
As enigmatic titles go, "Follow The Dark As If It Were Light" is up there with the best. A Dancing Beggar is Brighton based James Simmons and his latest release is a meditative collection of shimmering drones, yielding piano loops, field recordings and whispered, ambient vocals. Decidedly rural, yet very modern, listening to this delicate set isn't unlike sitting in a field, absorbing the sounds of nature and life, yet effortlessly tuning into the soporific buzz of overhead wires as they travel from pylon to pylon. A contemporary English landscape idealized in sound.