Tobion breathing life into his nylon strung guitar - photo by Nick Vidal-Hall
Tobion breathing life into his guitar © Nick Vidal-Hall
Black Mountain bard, Tobion Wainwright Johns, is a musical psychogeographer, mapping the weird stuff from the psyche and the landscape that shaped it.

His songs are elemental, hewn from the rock, battered by the elements. Armed with a nylon-strung classical guitar and various looped tape effects, Tobion sings with a distinctive bass voice, wrestling the folk-rage that storms within him. His songs are not for the faint of heart.

For those somewhat nonplussed by the above, psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals”.

Have I read too much Will Self? Almost certainly, but it won’t stop me from reading more.

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