I suppose it’s high time we mentioned the latest Willard Grant Conspiracy full-length and follow-up to Regard the End. Let It Roll has actually been available since March overseas on Loose in the UK and Glitterhouse in Germany. The delay rested on our hopes that Kimchee might be the lucky domestic purveyor of said album (and we didn’t want to announce beforehand the existence of the competitive import version!), although we knew it quite likely that WGC would be successful in finding a higher-profile label to do the honors with this excellent recording. And so it has happened. Reincarnate Records will be releasing Let It Roll in the US most likely in early 2007. Naturally Kimchee will continue to support the Willard Grant Conspiracy, believing as we do in them and their music. We offer our congratulations and wishes that their new label will push them to the next level here on US shores.
Meanwhile there are some new items of interest in regards WGC:
Mojo magazine has created The Mojo Live EP, a disc for download of exclusive live tracks featuring Willard Grant Conspiracy (“From a Distant Shore”), as well as the venerable Roy Harper, Roy’s son Nick Harper, Vincent Vincent And The Villains, Guillemots, and Young Knives. The EP benefits the very worthy Warchild charity, which addresses the gross injustice of children who are affected by war.
WGC’s “Beyond the Shore’ and “The Suffering Song” are featured in Small Engine Repair (see trailer here), a new independent film currently making the festival rounds. The film just won Best Picture at the Galway Film Festival and will be shown next at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.