Friday 26 August 2011

...Ross Crawford!

I've been receiving a lot of emails recently, and as per usual, I've only gotten around to reading and replying to a few of them so far.   Someone whose email I read straight away was Ross Crawford.  This may have had something to do with the wee snippet of text that appeared in the email preview:

"Hi there Kowalskiy, I love your blog and I thought I'd try my luck and drop y..."

Mr. Crawford clearly knows my weak spot.  Blatant flattery!  Still, it took me a while to have a listen to his EPs, despite Ross describing his latest offering, Majorie and Isabella, as a "loose concept EP on Robert the Bruce".  What about that intriguing statement does not make you want to go and have a listen!?!  It helps that once you do, his lo-fi, ambient music is pretty damn good.  Anyway, you can start seeing why he's wormed his way onto the blog.

Time now to hear a bit more from the man himself...

Kowalskiy:  Who is Ross Crawford?
Ross:  I'm a 22 year old History student from the sleepy village of Dunlop in Ayrshire. I've been gigging in Glasgow and recording at home for the last few years. I like cups of tea, jumpers and 8-tracks.

Kowalskiy:  How would you describe 'your sound'?
Ross:  I record my music in my bedroom (or kitchen) on a wee 8-track so I have quite a lo-fi sound, especially on my earlier recordings. If I was forced to categorise my music I'd probably go for 'Lo-fi Folk' but I'm very willing to experiment. I'm heavily influenced by my love for Scottish history and my songs often reflect that, especially on my new EP.

Kowalskiy:  Plug Away!
Ross:  My latest EP, 'Marjorie and Isabella' is available for free on Bandcamp.  And I have two earlier EPs on the same site which are also available for no exchange of currency.   I also have a Facebook page which will keep you updated on my various goings-on.

Kowalskiy:  What else can we expect from you in the future?
Ross:  I will be gigging in Glasgow very soon and I'm looking to release a new single within the next month, so keep your eyes peeled!

Marjorie and Isabella is out on Ross' Bandcamp now along with his other two EPs, all on a name-your-price download.  Get to it!

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