Whichever Way You Are Going You Are Going Wrong
A seminal re-release: Whichever Way You Are Going You Are Going Wrong marks the start of a very deep, spiritual and hugely influential recording career for Mark and Clive Ives. Recorded in their own small Wimbledon terrace house in 1982 using nothing but acoustic guitars, keyboards, and a small selection of wind instruments, it’s a fusion of Balearic, psychedelic folk, proto electronic and ambient music that sits in such a unique world of its own it still sounds fantastically fresh today. At points very lo-fi and fuzzy (“The Cleaner”) at others very crisp, folky and pastoral (“CH Revisited”). Imagine Robert Wyatt collaborating with Osunlade, or the Cinematic Orchestra hooking up with Brian Eno and you might get a slightly clearer picture. Only slightly though… These pictures aren’t meant to be crystal. That’s the beauty.