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JASON ALLEN
Musician, Songwriter, Photographer, Designer, Studio Chap, Drummer
 
 
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Jason Allen
In That Way
My 2020 writing journey continues through a bewildering array of musical styles. This one is a shouty guitar tune which blatantly doffs a cap to Blink 182 and The Strokes.

Written, performed and recorded in March 2020 by Jason Allen.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Photography: Rohit Gangwar

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JASON ALLEN - THE RIVER EP (2020)
The River EP contains four pastoral, laid back songs that were written and captured during the winter storms of January and February 2020.

The tracks represent a small part of a large batch of new material. Vocals, instruments, production and lyrics by Jason Allen. Recorded in Somerset, England.

The River EP is available to stream or download at the usual online places. Links can be found below.

 
Sea Lights
Another You
The fourth release from Sea Lights, an electronic music project in which I write, produce and perform.

This track was written and recorded in March 2020.

Performed By: Sea Lights
Composer: Jason Allen / Sea Lights
Photography & Edit: Jason Allen

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AUTUMN 2019 - WINTER 2020

 
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The Stand
A song about protecting important things. All instruments and voices by Jason Allen.

Taken from The River EP. Written and recorded in January and February 2020.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Photography: Jason Allen

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Travelling Light 2
More artwork in the style of 1930s and 1940s travel posters.
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When Doves Cry
A re-imagined studio cover version of When Doves Cry, originally performed by Prince.

All instruments and voices by Jason Allen. Recorded in January 2020.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Prince
Original Caged Bird Artwork: Ria Sopala

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JASON ALLEN - FIND YOUR SILENCE (2019)
I started working on the follow-up to Simple Machines in late December 2018. By June 2019, I was utterly disinterested in most of the 15 new songs that I'd written and recorded, so I decided to start again from scratch.

I spent all of August 2019 composing and recording new songs, with a new 'agricultural' approach. Four songs from the earlier attempt were added to the new batch in remixed form.

The resulting album is called Find Your Silence. It was released in September 2019. It's organic and it's from the heart. You can hear it here.

Jason Allen:
Vocals, harmony vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, slide guitar,
bass guitar, guitalele, banjo, lap steel, keyboards, drums, percussion,
harmonica, jaws harp, ebow, programming, field recordings, lyrics.

All songs written, performed, produced and mixed by Jason Allen.
Recorded January to September 2019 in Somerset, England.
 
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Jason Allen
State Of Calm
An epic video for a song about an epic journey. Written, produced and performed by Jason Allen, summer 2019.

This song is taken from the album Find Your Silence.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Video Footage: Various (via Pexels)
Video Edit: Jason Allen

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SPRING & SUMMER 2019

 
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North Of The Border
Onstage with The Stories at South Gloucestershire Show, August 2019. Photo by Tricia Mahoney.
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Show Time
Performing with The Stories at South Gloucestershire Show, August 2019. Photo by Tricia Mahoney.
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Abstraction
Artwork created with Deep Dream Generator.
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Two's Company
Two Stories performing at WrdeUp Festival, Highworth, July 2019. Photo by Ray Morrison.
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Down By The River
The Stories at Troutfest, Lechlade, June 2019. Photo by Stephen French.
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Travelling Light
Artwork in the style of 1930s and 1940s travel posters.
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The Way Back
The second track to be released from my 2019 album Find Your Silence. The song was written and recorded in spring 2019.

Made on location in Somerset, England.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Producer: Jason Allen
Image: Pixnio

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Abstract Nature
A selection of my photographs customised using Deep Dream Generator.
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Steady As You Go
A gentle video for a gentle song, filmed on location in the Chew Valley region of Somerset.

Taken from the album Simple Machines.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

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TIMID DEER - MELODIES FOR THE NOCTURNAL (2019)
In early 2019, I was asked to mix a batch of new songs by Wiltshire-based band Timid Deer, featuring my former Mojo Junction bandmate Naomi Henstridge.

In the process, I added rhythmic elements in the form of drums, beats and samples. The resultant EP is called Melodies For The Nocturnal (Pt. 1). It was released in April 2019.

Naomi Henstridge (vocals), Tim Milne (piano), Tom Laws (double bass), Matt Jackson (guitar), Jason Allen (percussion). All songs written by Naomi Henstridge and Tim Milne.

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Don't Change
The first track to be released from the album Find Your Silence.

Written, recorded and filmed by myself in the first week of January 2019.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

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Country Life
Performing with The Stories, Devizes, February 2019. Photo by Emily Oldham.
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Another Story
Performing with The Stories, Devizes, February 2019. Photo by Dean Czerwionka.
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The Stories
Short Stories EP
The Stories debut release is a collection of five original songs recorded in early 2018.

This playlist features a video for every track, plus the trailer.

Artist: The Stories
Composers: Jason Allen, Teri Souter, David Griffin
Animation: Jason Allen
Video Editing: Jason Allen

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AUGUST 2018 - APRIL 2019

 
 
Jason Allen
Ghost On My Trail
This is the opening track from my 2017 album Roads From Ruin.

It was written in April 2017 and recorded during the summer of 2017. The video was made in October 2017.

Instruments & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen

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Red Leader
Singing with The Lakesiders, Thornhill, Gloucestershire, July 2018. Photo by Lynn Marie Bateman.
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Park Life
Playing at Chippenham Carnival with The Stories, July 2018. Photo by Kate Griffin.
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Jason Allen
Vignettes
I discovered a spare YouTube account in my name, so I decided to use it as a home for my random short videos.

Each clip in the playlist contains one of my 'musical doodles', alongside footage shot with my iPhone.

My 'alt' YouTube channel can be found here. My 'proper' music videos live here.
 
 
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