This week’s PBS Feature Album is visionary composer/percussionist Phil Stroud’s new double length LP, Apparitions.

Apparitions offers listeners a diverse selection of instrumental works. A distinct ensemble focus on the release has allowed for the development of modal and rhythmic ideas that have been central to Phil’s listening and playing for a long time.

Imagined by Stroud and then fully realised with the help of such collaborators as Adam Halliwell and Henry Hicks, Apparitions is underpinned by an appreciation for the incidental in music. Many of the ideas heard on these recordings began as spontaneous moments of improvisation that were then expanded into detailed arrangements, produced and mixed by Phil — who cites the approaches of Teo Macero, Miles Davis and John Hassel as inspiration for the production techniques on the record. 

"I wanted the experience of working on this music to be a constant revelation; to explore different approaches without expectations, so I developed a process that would lead me on a journey and facilitate the freedom of creating outside my own imagination."  - Phil Stroud

Tune in to PBS all this week to hear tracks from Apparitions, and PBS Members have the chance to win a copy of the album on vinyl. The giveaway will be run via Tuesday’s e-newsletter so make sure you check your inbox!

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Bumpy - 'Return Home'

Bumpy – Return Home (Official video)


Allysha Joy - 'Calling You' feat. Ego Ella May

Zretro - 'Aunty Deloris' feat. Badoo

Jitwam - 'Confidence'

Jitwam - Confidence (Official Video)


Surprise Chef - 'Spring's Theme'

Lucy Roleff & Lehmann B Smith - 'In The Doorway'

Baby Velvet - 'Bad With Money'

Baby Velvet - Bad With Money - Official Video Clip


L.A. Mood - 'Catch The Sun'


Cassettes For Kids - 'Heard This Calling'

Somah - 'Knot Up'