Greatest Imaginary Hits

by Ashtray Navigations

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What Next? 05:08
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Comic Lever 05:35
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Irons 00:25
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Chalk Rock 05:20
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Black Rabbit 04:38
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Thursday 01:04
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Manifesto 10:18
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Sponge 05:18
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Drain'd 05:22
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Canaryland 02:52
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about

27th Anniversary set for the multi-dimensional UK crew, led by Phil Todd and Melanie O'Dubhslaine. Nearly 6 hours of cosmic, psychedelic, mind-boggling sounds, featuring a newly recorded LP plus 4 max-length CDs curated by AshNav connoisseurs Rob Hayler, Henry Rollins, Pete Coward, and Neil Campbell. The CD's are drawn from AshNav's massive back catalog of mostly small run/private releases, covering activity dating back to 1994. Mining a deep well of thousand-yard stare psychedelia, Ashtray Navigations possess of one of the most exciting outre’ music catalogs of the contemporary era, matching the classics from any era in originality and straight-up bonkers fun. This epic release includes a full range of hypnotic jams, including sequencer-led cosmic workouts, drifty ambience, and a heavy dose of Phil Todd’s ripping, laser guitar leads. The gatefold LP also includes pithy liner notes from Matt Valentine, Henry Rollins, Jon Dale, and more.

“Enter the world of Ashtray Navigations, and things flip over and out pretty quickly. A languorous swoon for tabla and guitar swiftly jolts, by way of a brutish edit, into overamped squall; electronics pile up like rubble around crashing, descending sheets of copper; the four-track leaks bongwater and brown muck, while ferric oxide, chrome dioxide and cobalt fight a losing battle. An echoplex sweats it out in the corner of the room as Todd tears unruly tattoos from a dosed guitar, the amp huffing and heaving in protest. I still can't quite figure out exactly how Todd does what he does, and while I'm aware of some of the reference points, there's both magic and graft in the way he's piecing it all together. But you know what? I'm pretty sure Fritz Pfleumer never had this in mind.” - Jon Dale

"Phil. Well I am glad you're finally back from your place in Monaco and getting to work. The pictures of you with the polo mallet and the horses you sent were impressive, sure but when you sell yourself as an artist type and then are seen cavorting with those over tanned Euro trustfunders, it is alienating to your audience. You are, however, the only person I have ever met who has actually cavorted and that's why you will always be a mid-level god to me" - Henry Rollins

credits

released May 27, 2020

Tracks 1-6 - LP Performed by PHIL TODD & MELANIE O'DUBHSLAINE.
Expertly Recorded by DOMINIC CLARE at Declared Sounds Aug 2019
Some Overdubs and all Underdubs Taped at Ashtray HQ

Tracks 7-17 - ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS IMAGINED BY ROB HAYLER. performed by PHIL TODD with CHLOE JARVIS guitar (9) DUNCAN TULLOCH effects (10) CLARE LOUGHRAN piano (10) ANDY JARVIS field recording (10) MELANIE O'DUBHSLAINE synth (12)

Tracks 18-32 - ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS IMAGINED BY HENRY ROLLINS. performed by PHIL TODD with PHIL LEGARD flute and electronics (29) MELANIE O'DUBHSLAINE electronics (29) BEN REYNOLDS & ANDY JARVIS guitars (32)

Tracks 33-45 - ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS IMAGINED BY PETE COWARD. performed by PHIL TODD with PHIL LEGARD guitar, flute, and electronics (39) MELANIE O'DUBHSLAINE evolver (44)

Tracks 46-52 - ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS IMAGINED BY NEIL CAMPBELL. performend by PHIL TODD with MELANIE O'DUBHSLAINE synth, clarinet and electronics (48, 50, 52)
HILARY INSALL cello (50) ALEX NEILSON drums (50) PHIL LEGARD electronics (50)

Thanks to Bill Kellum, Neil Campbell, Rob Hayler, Jon Dale, Henry Rollins, Pete Coward, MV and eternally Melanie O'Dubhslaine for assistance with this here tombstone. Artwork by Phil Todd mostly.
Dedicated to all who have played in, played with, listened to, loved and loathed Ashtray Navigations over the last 200 years or whatever it was.

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