John Meed – The Dust Of Time (2013)

Posted by on December 29, 2013as

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John Meed’s fifth full length album, ‘The Dust of Time’, finds him in reminiscent mood, recalling events and favoured places as well as his fondness for temporal objects, such as the VW camper van, which he sees as being an erstwhile companion to the human race for the last forty odd years. It seems the passing of time and reflecting upon it was prevalent in Meed’s thoughts when pulling this record together.

Lancashire born but now living in Cambridge, Meed delivers his lyrics in a style very similar to Leonard Cohen, not devoid of feeling but somehow disembodied and floating above the tales and messages of the songs, which are grounded in much more familiar musical territory.

Standout tracks include Rue Mouffetard (concerning the famous Parisian street once frequented by Verlaine and Joyce) and Sirocco, which departs from the gentle acoustic theme of the album to provide a Spanish flavour complete with whirling Spanish guitar.

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