Making home recordings on cheap tape players and 4 – Tracks since his youth
Ash has a love of all things lo-fi
Initially making his mark in Welsh group Derrero, Ash has continued to quietly release albums under the Pulco banner for the best part of ten years in amongst the chaos and busyness of his regular life.
During his time in Derrero the band released 3 critically acclaimed albums and toured with the likes of Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Sebadoh and Granddaddy as well as collaborating on the film ‘Beautiful Mistake’ with John Cale
The band also recorded 3 sessions for the legendary John Peel.
In recent years Ash has been content to shun the big stages for the comfort of his wardrobe studio only venturing out to play live when there’s something new to say
Assembling musical bits and pieces together using a hand held recorder and Dictaphone Pulco songs feature cheap keyboards, toy instruments and just about anything else that Ash can lay his hands on to add something interesting into the mix
Poems, field recordings and interruptions by the kids are common place
It is music for music’s sake with no pomp or ceremony!
Pulco music has been described as left-field folk with a sketchbook feel, collecting thoughts and random events that have the child-like innocence of someone exploring the world with fresh eyes:
‘It’s all about grabbing a chunk of time and wrapping it around a good tune’