Spontaneous Project started with me(Steve Ison) going round for a jam at Musical Connections member Darshan Davies' flat in September...
He had some nice words written and i picked up his nylon stringed guitar and sang a tune to them..Luckily he had an ancient pocket-size Portastudio and a cheap mic which he held(no mic stand y'see) to record it...
It was great fun,so we carried on doing this till we'd got 18 songs together a coupla months later..

Then we spent a couple of afternoons adding a full sonic arsenal of chicken shaker,cheap keyboard,backing vox,old bongos,handclaps and more nylon string guitar till the tracks began to shine in glorious,resplendent lofi..Picked our favourites to make a mini album for friends and family and called it 'The Davies Ison Project'...

Amazingly a top record company executive from E.M.I happened to be walking past the window at the precise time we did our first playback.He invited himself in,saying excitedly it was 'Pure commercial gold' and 'the most astonishing thing i've heard in over a decade' and offered us a 6 figure deal on the spot....
We politely declined his kind offer tho,saying we were holding out for a better deal of total obscurity...

Love Prediction
Handclaps,hooks,the beach boys and a bubbly synth go into a big pot,simmer for 1 and a half minutes and get served as a tasty snack



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Watching The Birds Fly
Its got whistlin' n stuff



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Sunshine
Mega exhuberant sunshine lofi



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Pick Yourselves Up
Alternative Pub singalong for those too scared to actually go in them..



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Halfway
T.Rex and Neil Diamond meet The Brady Bunch



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Don't Wanna Be Sad No More
A sad haunting song living alone in a tiny cottage in the forest..



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Maybe We'd Still Be Friends
Just a little ditty..



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Oh Girl
Fluffy..



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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It Feels Like You
A brooding duckling that turns into a Swan..



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Living Day By Day
Its like a strange sandwich..The middle bit has a kinda mystical filling and its covered either side by white-bread mellowness...



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Fade Away




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Shady Rosy

11/3/2009 6:33:10 AM
Thank you so much for adding Red Dress to your KIAC Radio! I realise this thank you is rather belated, but the reason is that for the past year we have been working on a new project which has taken up every spare moment and we haven't been keeping up with our various sites (;-()

We think your station rocks. A really nice selection of music and we love your comments on each song.

I see, by the way, that IAC is threatening to boot a lot of artists off the site - I sure hope we are not included in this purge because we have just now finished mixing and are now about to go into mastering our new project. It's a 15 track blues album called Surreal Memphis Blue.

Hugs from everyone at Shady Rosy




the kozy king

1/29/2008 4:42:03 AM
I am working my way thru the network of stations and artisit that that I have become connected to.

This morning it's Davies, Ison, and friends -- just finished "Girl". This station is more than a lot of fun, it's also a potent statement about music quality (as you well know, I'm sure)

Way to go guys! I ,for one, needed to have this approach to music reinforced in my mind. AND -- I'm developing a taste for various styles of vintage tape hiss!

Terry from kk




Lars Mars

1/25/2008 7:25:24 PM
WOW! I'm only halfway through the catalog (hope the rest doesn't suck) and had to tell you guys how great this stuff is...

Glenn




Hop On Pop

11/26/2007 11:01:42 AM
Steves.
I really like you guys, too.




Steve Ison

11/11/2007 3:35:03 AM
Just gotta say i really like you guys!


 

       

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Brian Booth/Serendipity Oh Steve - just what I wanted for this station - thank you
elizabeth solaka my son loves Love Prediction. He just said that the song is hypnotising him.
Scott good songwriting on this page
Steve Ison.. Thanks to all of yuz for such kind words..I'll tell Darshan as well,he's gnna be delighted..:)
stag WUMB is umass boston radio...folk only, and a great station.
TheHouseOfTheRisingSun Hi Steve - actually I'm a bit confused ( back in 1998 I recorded some 20 songs in 43 minutes - as lofi as Guided By Voices were ) and then I put them away. But my voice has not been any better since that ( precious ) moment. Anyway- you have now 2 pieces
TheHouseOfTheRisingSun over here. J.
Moods Manager Thanks for "Watching the birds fly" Link to a long review for a lovely little song - Jilly
john ostertag - john ost check out my songs for your station.thanks
WhereHaveAllTheFlowersGo ne - welcome. Have you got the QuickTime player/plugin installed? Peace - Johannes.
Do Not Go Gentle... Almost forgot to say - Welcome.
* Your song 'Love Prediction' has just been added to Slow Commotion station!
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* Your song 'Watching The Birds Fly' has just been added to Phlegm Phavorites station!
so there ya go - Welcome to PHLEGM PHAVORITES !!! When will album TWO be on the way?
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1978..
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Lost Beatles Tracks?
The Good Stuff
Davies Ison And Friends...
The Farm
Freak Scene..
K-RTRO
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Rescue Me
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Gotcha by the BLUES
HACKS!!
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The Lonely Song
Wish I could play like that!
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Bare Thread
casual favorites for wending nights
Roots
SetTheControlsForTheHeartOfTheSun

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Gotcha by the BLUES  
  Brian Booth run..One of the most generous-spirited people on I.A.C-and underates his own talent too..
Psyche Folk   This is a beautiful sounding station..Filled with transcendent,magical 60s style folk and acoustic songs
Davies Ison And Friends...   All the beautifully scruffy lofi charming acoustic based songs appearing alongside all your favourite Davies Ison ditties..How can you resist?

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