A long time favorite here at Popa's headquarters, Swansea's Ed Toft aka Tipi Valley always delivers a tasty mix of genres in his music, his main influences of Garage-rock, Blues, British Shoegaze and German rock plus the independence of being a DIYer gives him the freedom to be experimental with his music. On his latest release 'Dust' he collaborates with his Dust Mice bandmates on the poignant and melodious Floydish opening track 'Walked to You' which we hope means perhaps a release from Dust Mice is in the future. The second track 'Turn Me On' featuring Jeremy Little laying down the bass grooves is pure sixties inspired garage psych that Tipi does so well, 'Deeper Underground' is an improvised acoustic swampy blues jammer reminiscent of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. 'Laid Back Henry (part 3 - return to earth)' is an ambient instrumental that leads perfectly into the British shoegaze last track, 'Silent Breather' inspired by British band Chapterhouse.
Dust is available as a freebee on bandcamp.