THE dwarf band / KELLAWAY SAGA (continued from 'Wind In Your Sail' )
When the third album was half done, Alf entered a new phase of song-writing, with the adoption of Jammer software, enabling a decidedly limited musician the luxury of composing backtracks, albeit crude ones. Drums, bass, Hammond and some awful other rhythm tracks provided the possibility of setting up the basics and refining song structures to some degree, before entering the studio. The Casio but a memory, Alf was now basing all his songs on a rough and ready guitar playing style, which could perhaps be more likened to drumming on strings. This lent itself to more songs beginning with electrics or keyboards and John’s patented Maton wall was no longer the go-to building block.
And so the dwarf band edged more into rock territory, with a number of songs depending less on the layers of acoustics and harmonies that had thus far been their trademark, but still the tinges of country and balladeering remained. The band with no name featuring the songs of the man with no name: no-name brand, man, that’s their style.
released June 30, 1995
Songs and vocals: Alf Davies
Backing vocals, acoustic 6 & 12 string Matons, mandolin: John Dean
All other instruments, engineering & arrangements, all aspects of production: Ken Stephenson
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