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Junk DNA

By High Voltage

' Junk DNA ' by Ian James Stewart is totally groovy in a kick ass way. The title track is music built on a lack of constraint in regards to conventional genres. It's unique and yet familiar. It's got rock, jazz, blues, funk, and more and yet it's non of those at all. It's almost like Ian is the Bruce Lee of whatever it is he's decided to create here. Listen to the title track or ' Slow Burn Dance ' for a taste of the goodness available. The bottom line is that this isn't something you should be figuring out. It's something you simply crank up and enjoy. It's feel good music and that's good enough for us.



A word or two on Junk DNA from Robert Wyatt..

I well remember father Brian Eno's warning dictum concerning unhelpfully decorative clutter:

"every object obscures another".

And here's what is so refreshing about what Ian James Stewart does. there's everything you need and nothing you don't.

Ian's music has a hypnotic elegance. A magical touch - almost translucent at times - but with a warm pulse that really drives the music along with an organically focussed momentum.

Rock music for grownups.


Ian was born in a small Scottish farmhouse, to the sound of his father's accordion. Started playing guitar in the mid-sixties, strumming along to his dad's records - Hank Williams and Johnny Cash as well as the popular music of the day.

Ian's sister Linda played piano, brother Billy played violin, and later his younger brother David took up bass guitar.

Ian started playing in their dad's band. A mix of scottish and country music. Next he found himself in a Glasgow band "the James Boys", playing material by such as Steely Dan, the Eagles, and Stevie Wonder.

After six months with them in Spain, Ian returned home to work on his own songs.

He managed to get hold of an old reel-to-reel tape recorder, bouncing ideas back and forth until he felt he'd got enough possibilities down to write and record his own music in own way.

after recording and touring with many of the best, Ian's really earned this.

Ian James Stewart's music has something to say, and does so in a way I find totally authentic.


robert Y@.

Thank you Robert..!