I don’t think it’s necessary for me to analyze these Shackleton releases too much. The limited edition box set of Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs consists of three 12″ records and a CD, released on Shackleton’s own label, Woe To The Septic Heart! (digital purchase via Boomkat). The artwork is delightfully bizarre and perfectly matches the strange, intricate quality of the music. I enjoyed the collaborated work of Pinch & Shackleton on Honest Jon’s Records, and after searching for new tunes, came across Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs. My reaction to this music is that it’s something to fall into. It’s got a dark, meditative quality that seems to be in a category of it’s own. In Music For The Quiet Hour, vocals from Vengeance Tenfold take you deep into a dystopian land. The tracks in The Drawbar Organ EPs are more rhythmically defined, while still holding a murky, ghostlike feel. Expect more Disco Droppings features on the mysterious Shackleton, after I’ve delved deeper into his other productions. 

 

 

Shackleton – Discogs 

– Jimi Jaxon 

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