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ARTIST
TITLE
Goodness Flows
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SCRATCHY 045LP SCRATCHY 045LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/14/2017

LP version. Over the eight tracks that make Goodness Flows, Jonny Velon ventures across a lush ear-worm-infested terrain, trying to make sense of his life and his surroundings in the midst of a mental breakdown. It's a fascinating ride with any number of different drivers at the controls including Arc Of A Diver-era Steve Winwood (1980), Peter Gabriel, David Bowie (be-suited crooner version), and a largely forgotten '70s songwriter, Murray Head, whose 1975 album Say It Ain't So could easily be twinned with Goodness Flows. There are funky tropical horns all over the place, especially on "I Am Always Me"; transcendental Indian influences of "The White City"; a heat haze shimmering intro to "Travelling" could have fallen straight off the cult film Baraka (1992) and back in Blighty piano traffic jams rocking "The Cambridge Squeeze". At every turn there's another turn, as Jonny and an array of talented musicians twist in and out of musical styles, all woven seamlessly into his own autobiographical, prog diary.