The Fall and Rise of... is the debut of Chris Anderson, an eccentric Brit musician who has been banging about in various bands of varying genres for years (he looks to be in his early fifties). And now he has at last seen fit to release his debut under the quirky nom de plume, Crayola Lectern. The first single is "Slow Down", a slow motion breeze coming off the coastal sea; leaving you dripping with tulip-shaped piano notes and soft honeyed horn.
There's an umistakable Robert Wyatt similarity in the music and voice of Anderson, but other tracks display earmarks of The Fab Four in structure.
The album is out now - iTunes.