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Diamonds Of A Horse Famine is a lyrically precise and freewheelin’ folk set, reviving a rediscovered notebook. Erotic Thistle contends for folk song of the year

ADAM STAFFORD, Song, By Toad’s rather excellent Falkirk folk guitarist, has just released the title track of his forthcoming LP Diamonds of a Horse Famine for your delectation. And a very fine and atmospheric, dreamstate rattlin’ blues it is. Cop a listen below. It’s another track culled from a notebook of half-finished ideas that Adam …

FALKIRK’S Adam Stafford is one of them; he’s good at stuff. Grrr. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and film-maker, who necessarily has used the purdah of lockdown to create; for what else are our culture’s guiding lights, the creatives, to do? For him it’s proved a creatively fruitful time that has helped him fashion up an entirely …

Oh bollocks. I lack the vocabulary to do justice to this record. Any knowledge of minimalism I have is, well, minimal. That BBC4 documentary a few weeks back was enough to whet the appetite and draw out the musical and historical threads between things instinctively liked over the years. From the more direct lines running …