Des Reid – Laidback at the Hut
live album with bonus studio track

out now on all download & streaming platforms

artwork by Jo Taylor

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Des Reid is best known for his funky stuff & beaty productions with Step It Up and others. This is an ambient album of laid back tunes recorded live – gentle funk, lyrical compositions & improvisations.
This is the album for after the afterparty, turn the lights down low.

This is mostly solo guitar with stomp box, live honest recordings. No arty shredding, just good tunes.
Des’s solo show now includes live looping, beats & some vocals but this is chamber instrumental guitar.
This relaxed album of pianistic tendencies on solo guitar was  recorded live at the Loving Hut – a popular Brisbane vegan restaurant.
After the bluesy stomper of Seeya Later (a solo arrangement of one of Step It Up’s funkiest tunes)
it settles into a light rhythmic ambience of nylon, acoustic or electric guitar.
Easy to See is a slow version of another Step It Up tune. Usually played with a UK garage beat, but here it is laid well back.
Lazy Daze is a Step It Up ballad.
Happy Dog is an Indian tune with shruti box
Lucid is an early chillout composition.
Prelude is a bonus track on loop pedal & Ebow
To Be Continued… takes a couple of (psychedelic) trips through the Space Echo