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The Wire Tapper 28

Track 3

"Your Phantom Limb"

From Weald

Lancastrian Rob St John plays drawn-out and ghostly songs underpinned by the creaks and drones from musical saw, fiddle, skittering drums, analogue synth, field recordings and harmonium. Backed by a talented cast of collaborators and co-conspirators, he has just released his first album Weald on LP through Edinburgh DIY label Song, By Toad. Kraut, drone and psych influences sit alongside British folk guitar styles and the echoes of an American troubadour tradition.