25th Sep, 2018

MUSIC MATTERS: Gods Toys front-man is back

Dill

Former Gods Toys and “i” front-man Dill is back under the guise of Daffod’i’ll with his third CD “Love & Peace”. Dill had an idea, this musical idea on CD one and that idea is being defined constantly by the artist as he makes sense of it all.

The album begins superbly with the epic ‘Love Lite’, grabbing the listeners attention from the off.

Dill is good at this. He’s also pretty good at writing deliciously catchy songs. He’s the master of the rhyme and he plays everything on here. It’s powerful stuff, superbly produced.

Take the multi layered sounds of ‘More, More, More’, yet more clever word rhymes, with Dill performing his electro-rap to maximum effect over a tapestry of sound. Just when you think that this rhyming can’t get any more intense, up pops the track ‘Boom Boom Bang Baby’ – magical stuff.

‘Here She Comes Again’ would make a great single, and the album closes with the majestic ‘Piano Piece’.

Already volume four is in the can, and the prolific Dill is working on more great songs, what he does now is a long way from the anthemic arty rock of Gods Toys and “i”.

But through all the trials and tribulations that this man has endured, it’s wonderful to see him still producing something musically entertaining as this. It’s available at The Coventry Music Museum.

Delia Plaque

It’s all on trend now to remember Delia Derbyshire in her home city and I’m very happy to say that Saturday May 5 would have been the electronic pioneers 81st birthday.

So this final plaque for Delia was unveiled at her birth house 124 Cedars Ave. The plaque was initiated by the Coventry Society, and the man who was not only close to Delia but was in the experimental White Noise band with her – David Vorhaus.

David did the unveiling honours. He said as he removed the cloth: “Delia would be crying with happiness if she could see this, now let’s make it official.”

David and the new look White Noise were in town for a concert at St John’s Church promoted by SynthCurious.

So Delia fans now have two plaques to view on Cedars Avenue, this one and one at 104, her childhood home.

Happy Robots Records & AnalogueTrash

Happy Robots Records & AnalogueTrash present the 2018 Ohm From Ohm Tour, featuring four of the UK’s most exciting electronic acts performing a series of intimate, quadruple headliner showcases across the country.

Featuring: RODNEY CROMWELL, THE FRIXION, NATURE OF WIRES and VIEON.

Its all happening at The Tin Music & Arts, at the Canal Basin on May 11.

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