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© 2017 Spacebomb Records.

Produced and Engineered by Gus Seyffert
Assistant Engineering by Sean Cook
Mixed by Thom Monahan
Recorded at Sargent Recorders, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering
All songs written by Bedouine
Artwork by Robert Beatty
Photographs by Polly Antonia Barrowman

(Spacebomb Sessions) Arrangements Produced by Matthew E. White
Strings & Winds Arranged by Trey Pollard
Conducted by Trey Pollard
Strings Contracted by Treesa Gold
Recorded at Spacebomb Studios by Adrian Olsen

Art Direction and Design by Travis Robertson
Artwork by Robert Beatty
Photographs by Polly Antonia Barrowman



ベドウィン(本名はアズニフ・コルケジアン)は、シリアのアルメニア人のファミリーに生まれ、サウジアラビア経由でアメリカにやって来た女性で、現在はエコー・パークのミュージシャンたちとも繋がっているLAのサウンドデザイナーだそう。ガス・セイファート(ベック、ザ・ブラック・キーズ)と組み、3年の歳月をかけてレコーディング(スモーキー・ホーメル(Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Johnny Cash)も参加)、その音を携えて自らアプローチしたヴァージニア、リッチモンドのマシュウ・E・ホワイトのもとへ。メンフィス・ソウルや「ダスティ・イン・メンフィス」風のアプローチはマシュウ・E・ホワイト=Spacebombスタジオ・サウンドの十八番だけれど、とりわけトレイ・ポラード(Spacebombの作品の他、フォクシジェンの最新作『ハング』も)のストリングスのアレンジがスゴクスバラシイ。そしてカリフォルニアに戻ってミックスを仕上げたのがトム・モナハン(Pernice Brothers, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver)だったという、或る意味、理想的なルート。映像が脳裏に浮かぶようなカントリー・ソウルにレナード・コーエン、ジョニ・ミッチェル=ローレルキャニオンSSWの風趣も髣髴とさせるようで、もとてもウェルメイドな作品デス。

photo by Samuel Dixon


“Oh hello, hello to reach and one of all my children!
My title is Gr-r-r-andma for all these who’s wonder in slumber and still grin!
Follow me to the plunderfull town of Piddletractor, where we will search for my naughty little nephew, Alewishus, the clown prince of Piddletractor! “


Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra is a psychedelic children’s song-cycle for adults that reveals Joe Westerlund’s fascination with collage, improvisation, humor, and the convergence of atonal and popular melodies. It’s the kind of project that is rarely dreamed up these days, rarer still to be executed with such skill, bravado and glee (complete with an amateur youth choir). An over-the-top, richly realized musical vision from an over-the-top musical visionary, Westerlund (Megafaun, Gayngs, Califone) takes the listener on a wild ride of audio collage, drifts of radio static, and orchestrated grooves–the Beach Boys and Charles Ives wandering through Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. It’s another bold production from Spacebomb Records, ever dedicated to the redefinition of what a record can be in the 21st century.”

Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra,” recorded at the new Spacebomb Studios formerly known as the Songwire Studios in Richmond, VA.  Out on May 20th via Spacebomb Records, Pre-order, HERE.

RIYL: Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall… The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band!!

“大人たちのための、サイケデリックなチルドレンズ・ソングサイクル” だそうデス。グランマ・スパロウことジョー・ウェスターランドのソロ・プロジェクトのデビュー・アルバムがマシュウ・E. ホワイトのレーベル、スペースボムから近々登場します! ジョー・ウェスターランドは、先だってミニマリスト・コンポーザーのArnold Dreyblattとのコラボレイション・アルバムを出したメガフォーンのカナメの人、またベニントン・カレッジでアンソニー・コールマンやミルフォード・グレイヴスを学び音楽学位を取得したというコンポーザーでもあり、そしてジャスティン・バーノンやマシュウ・E. ホワイトたちと共演したアラン・ローマックス再解釈企画 “Sounds of the South” のコ・プロデューサーでもありましたが、そんな繋がりからか、マシュウ・E. ホワイトからのアプローチがあり、彼のレーベルからのソロ・アルバムが実現したとの由。モンティ・パイソンのユーモア=ボンゾ・ドッグのオモシロサを彷彿とさせるようなところもありますよ。



Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra Album Teaser



The Great White Jenkins was a Richmond, Virginia based experimental Rock/Psychedelic Country group comprising of Matthew E. White, Andy C. Jenkins, Pinson Chanselle and Eddie Prendergast.
(thanks to Sweet Dreams Press)



from “Mussel Souls” EP (2008)


from “Mussel Souls” EP (2008)



released 12 October 2012
実は数年前に日本に滞在していたアンディ、現在はNYで活動中との由。

Domino announced their new signee Matthew E White, formerly of The Great White Jenkins and Fight the Big Bull. On January 21st, White’s solo debut “Big Inner” (Hometapes, 2012) is re-issued from Domino.

Matthew E. White – Big Love (from “Big Inner”)



Matthew E. White – Brazos
Hopscotch Music Festival, September 6, 2012
Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh, NC

Presented by Spacebomb and Hometapes.

Matthew E. White – Big Love

Both songs are appeared on Matthew E. White’s critically acclaimed debut full-length “Big Inner” via Hometapes / Spacebomb (2012).



Matthew E White – One Of These Days


Richmond, VA based Matthew E. White’s self-produced solo debut LP “Big Inner” is set to co-release on August 21st via Hometapes / Spacebomb. A gifted jazz arranger and exceptional guitarist, White is already known as a leader of Fight the Big Bull, 9-piece jazz collective from Richmond, VA., they collaborated with artists like Ken Vandermark, Steven Bernstein, Karl Blau, and also teamed up with Megafaun, Justin Vernon and Sharon Van Etten to pay tribute to Alan Lomax at Duke University’s “Sounds of the South” concert in 2010.  The opening track for the album, ‘One of These Days’ will be released on a limited 7″ (b/w ‘Ain’t That What Love Is’ featuring Phil Cook of Megafaun on keys) due out on July 24th, pre-order is available now, HERE

“On that day in August, when the earth shifted into the shape of Matthew E. White, there was so much to listen to, so much to put your heart into, already. The dusts of the Delta had swirled into Rock and Roll. Alan Lomax’s recordings sat in a big building in Washington, DC. Lee Perry had built The Black Ark in his backyard in Kingston. Somebody else lived in Big Pink. Mac Rebennack was Dr. John. King Tubby was dubbing. Terry Riley was overdubbing. Sly Stone had hit #1. Randy Newman’s Sail Away was a decade old. Caetano Veloso had just turned 40. Muddy Waters was just about gone. Jimmy Cliff had had sung “Many Rivers to Cross.” So had Harry Nilsson. White shared this common inheritance. He stitched his own flag out of it.” –Hometapes


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Spacebomb presents Fight the Big Bull and Brian Jones
at Balliceaux in Richmond, VA, on March 2, 2011