EmergingShots - It’s very common for songwriters to conceive a space where to set the concept of an album, this allows the composer to contextualise the tracks of the record and give the listener the possibility to see with the artist’s eyes. The location can be an imaginary place made up by the composer or, on the other hand, can be a reference to an existing place.
The second was the choice taken by Patrick Ardill, alias King Fisher, for his debut EP “Times Beach”. Don’t let the title fool you! Even if the record starts with the sound of waves and seagulls singing in the background, the title of the album came up to Patrick’s mind during an history lecture about the largest dioxin-contamination in the history of U.S. that took place in 1983 precisely in the city of Times Beach, Missouri which from that event became a ghost town. The topics covered in the EP reflect the status of the abandoned Times Beach such as solitude, isolation and pleasant remembrances but the composer depicts the ghost town transmuting it in a “beach” as a better and more agreeable way to convey these feelings.
There is margin for improvement for what concerns the sound quality of the record, especially with the voice, but we need to take into consideration that the 20 years young guy from Exeter wrote, recorded and produced everything by himself in his own room. I really appreciated the peaceful guitar solos at the end of each song that gave me the feeling to be laying on the beach watching a clear blue sky. More singles will be released soon, so don’t miss them!
The vegetarian Bengali Thali! @dilchad1962
Thali- a round platter consisting of several small bowls of curry’s, yogurt and pickle accompanied with rice and bread.
It’s always great to have a Thali if you don’t know what to order! A little bit of everything is always fun. The bread was cooked to a crisp and the rice was steamed and served fresh. All the gravy’s, including the Dal (lentil soup) had a hint of sweetness which was new to me because I always love my Indian food spicy. All in all, I would highly recommend this place. Definitely going here again.