Rated 3 out of
The Intriguing World Of Martyn Heyne
I have to confess; I'm only new to Martyn Heyne's music...I have a download of some tunes on my phone having heard a song on 6 music. But I was very keen to experience the music live.
The Islington us a small venue- the back room of a pub
Maybe there were 25 people there?
Anyway, we were treated to an hour long set, with Martyn eschewing the microphone to talk to us.
Using only a Telecaster guitar, pedals and some electronic percussion he constructed sinuous tunes from arpeggio figures and delayed chord structures with some very un-guitar like sounds. At times it was transporting.
I'd love to see a longer set, and to have been more familiar with his "songs", it's time for some homework!
Special mention for Thomas Ragsdale who supported, with some excellent slow-burning electronic music, someone else to find out more about.
Date published: 2017-12-05