You’re Our Prisoner Now (and other dreams)
Part 2 of 3
Dreams – the minor transient documents of everyday life. Ambiguous creations that are not meant to be retained or preserved. But if you write them down…
This trilogy of albums is based on fragments of dreams that I have written down.
All these pieces are based initially on aleatoric methods: generative, serial, Euclidean, tape loops and other such systems.
Recorded between May 2022 and February 2023.
Friday 13th Part 10 recorded on Friday 13th May 2022.
All recordings by Colin Robinson in Hebden Bridge, except:
Field recordings at Keighley railway station, Rammelsberg Mine and Sandtoft Trolley-Bus Museum.
Photo taken 2022
"An angular and surreal treat from a project that surprises and delights, and while definitely Avant Garde remains accessible and pleasing. A difficult juggling act from one of Yorkshire's finest noise jugglers." - Phil South
"Creative original music alive and well in the hills above Hebden Bridge. Colin Robinson is Ace" - Kath Reade
"I'm really digging the playful/demented/groovy vibe on this one. Also, in answer to the question you asked, yes I do live in a nice part of Scarborough." - Neil Folkard
"Robinson acts like a chef in a kitchen where the appliances have gotten sentient, and he has to play along to keep up with them." - Hans Werksman, Here Comes The Flood weblog
"I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this album, which felt very mellow then suddenly very dark - excellent stuff" - Tim Saunders
"UK artist Jumble Hole Clough is out with the album "You’re Our Prisoner Now (And Other Dreams)", and this second album of the year from this artist also resides somewhere inside the progressive rock realm. It is a very different creation from the first one though, with the compositions here revolving around very different elements altogether. Some with a rock music backbone, others veering off into different trajectories altogether. Score music and ambient escapades are present and accounted for, and material inspired by traditional as well as contemporary classical music and chamber music appear here and there. Folk music oriented escapades find space and room here, and material that plays around with a bit of jazz and progressive electronic music too. Often with songs mixing and blending elements from the different variations with a liberal glee. The music is perhaps more whimsical on this album than on the previous one, and with a more playful spirit and a bit less of the more strict off kilter, quirky and avant sensibilities. The total experience still makes me sort this one under the avant moniker, but it is a very different variety of this tradition. A production to seek out by those fascinated by avant progressive rock as it can be explored when approached from very different traditions, and with an emphasis on being playful and whimsical." - progressor.net
(Uzbekistan prog rock site)
"the entire You're Our Prisoner Now album is based upon fragments of dreams. What makes this even more interesting is that it is based upon generative, aleatoric music. Which basically amounts to "a form of music that is subject to improvisation or structured randomness".
The combination of this technique combined with the surrealist nature of dreams, makes for captivating listening. And really, if you can't get on board with awesome song titles such as: A visit to a junk shop in Shudehill, then perhaps we shouldn't be facebook friends. Great album." - Neil Folkard