Phill Todd en Melanie Delaney are the core members of the legendary British noise duo Ashtray Navigations. Called after an album by an obscure 70ties psych band, they produced since 1991 an endless stream of cd-r’s tapes and lp’s embodying an unique form of British pyschedeliae. It’s a trashcan full ow wild tape collages, far out electronics, pastoral drones and acid guitar soloing. No wonder the great VHF records released last summer their new and highly recommended album ‘a shimmering replica’.
We sat down, passing the wires of the www, with Phil and Meg and talked about ethnic music, the Northern England DIY scene and On The Beach.