KEVIN HEWlCK - THE HEAT OF MOLTEN DIAMONDS
PINK BOX RECORDS PlNK 026
CONTACT: kevinhewick@taIk21.com wwwkevinhewickcouk
Six songs recorded in scattered sessions between January - October 2013 with Adam Ellis at Deadline Studios in Aylestone Leicester. Adam provides some touches of percussion and my longstanding drummer of choice Mark ‘Flash’ Haynes also appears. The rest is noise made by me.
Some of you will know not know me at all, some of you will know me recently for my epic but intimate, conversational. interactive performances, and as an outspoken. opinionated Leicester music scene veteran who refuses to lie down, or from my days as one of the original (and only Midlands or Southern signing) of Factory Records which included New Order doing their first ever post Joy Division recordings with me. and a lot of affectionate arguing with Tony Wilson, and then my stint on Cherry Red where I got to work with Adrian Borland and The Sound.
Following on from ‘All Was Numbered‘ (2012) which was my meditation on my Factory days and the living legacy of those extraordinary times this new album ‘The Heat Of Molten Diamonds‘ is about riots. revolution, loss, and the joys of rambling and the power of all embracing universal love.
AMERICANTA is that place you hate but love, the place you want to escape from but cannot get away from. It's also a cowboy movie.
A YOUNG MAN'S DREAM OF REVOLUTION is about the ideals that never die but the idealist who sadly does.
ANOTHER JERUSALEM begins with parliament getting wiped out and the UK descending into violent anarchy and millions of Ed Sheeran soundalike buskers before heroic, idealist Blakean mystical socialists make a valiant attempt to rebuild it. This song had to end on an optimistic note.
ELEGY FOR JACKIE LEVEN is just that. It is still hard to think that we live in a world without Jackie being physically with us but I feel his spirit every day.
ALMOST UNSEEN communes with nature and celebrates the journey we all share. .
SEEKlNG A RELIGIOUS EXPERlENCE says LOVE is a religious experience, the best religious experience you can ever have. having a religious experience without a religion getting in the way.
if interested you can find a more detailed song by song essay on www.kevinhewick.co.uk