New Music of the Day – CLIX: The March of Progress – Gaz Brookfield

15304319_1330088023689507_6838577101719640785_oMany things come to light when you dig a little deeper towards the source of inspiration for Gaz’s songs. We know he likes cider and maps and history but this latest video from the just released 5th studio album “I Know My Place” comes from a less obvious origin, Rudolph Zallinger’s famous illustration representing 25 million years of human evolution. (That old chestnut!) And faced with the enormity of his place at the sharp end of that journey the conclusion drawn is a clear and concise “what is going on?” Which unless you are Zaphod Beeblebrox venturing into the Total Perspective Vortex, is exactly the correct response.

It also inspired the usual blend of driving, sing-along, punky-folk music featuring a cast of thousands…if not many, well…some… famous faces from the back of a van, craft ale, music festival circuit captured during the hi-jinks and shenanigans of the recording process.

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