I trawl the MEGAHERTZ

Now on Spotify! I’d read that Paddy McAloon’s sprawling, singular solo album was being reissued as a Prefab Sprout record but hadn’t realised it was happening so soon.

For anyone unfamiliar: After McAloon was rendered almost blind for a period in 1999 due to detached retinas, he was left housebound, and found comfort in listening to shortwave radio transmissions such as chat shows, phone in programs and documentaries. He recorded conversations from these programs and fragmented them, adding in new words and lines from other sources, providing him source material for the album.

I don’t know if that really explains it - but it’s a great listen which has been really difficult to get hold of for a while now. Wonderful to hear it again.