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Influenced by Silver Apples, Beverly Glenn-Copeland and quirky vintage British TV show themes, Cosmic Neighbourhood's "All for Fall" is chirpy Radiophonic sound collage that basks in its self-conscious eccentricity.
Based in York, Adam Higton is an illustrator and musician who "documents the daily goings-on of the forest folk within the realm of the Cosmic Neighbourhood." If this sounds a little twee, then you should know what to expect: Higton makes vivid, technicolor sound collage music that owes as much to The Moomins and Bagpuss as it does BBC Radiophonic Workshop founder Daphne Oram. It's cheerful and psychedelic, juxtaposing twinkling strings and bells with stuttering synths and off-the-rails drum machine loops. Imagine a Ghost Box album being played thru Teddy Ruxpin and you'll be on the right track.