Future Pilot AKA - album review (4 stars)

Future Pilot AKA

Secrets From The Clockhouse (Creeping Bent)


It’s a mystery why Sushil K Dade doesn’t enjoy more than the modicum of Glasgow-centred respect he currently holds. This is possibly because the amount of A-list names he attracts to contribute to his records might overshadow his own talents.

Take this record, for example, which features three lovely vocal contributions by Karine Polwart, two spoken-word appearances by the novelist Alasdair Gray, a literally phoned-in vocal by Damo Suzuki of Can fame, and a version of Sun-Ra’s ‘Nuclear War’ with contributions from members of Sonic Youth, The Stooges and The Fire Engines, while the glistening, summery ‘Eyes of Love’ is sung by Belle & Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch and Sarah Martin. It’s a great line-up, but it’s Dade’s vision which pulls this fine album together.

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