Gilroy Mere

The Green Line

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Clay Pipe

About this item

*Repress!* Black vinyl this time. 

The Green Line is a new project from Oliver Cherer under the name 'Gilroy Mere'. Trading as Dollboy, Rhododendron, and Australian Testing Labs as well as his own name, Oliver has meandered his way through the backwaters of left of centre English folk, ambient and electronic music, issuing numerous albums of original music to much critical acclaim via highly regarded boutique labels such as Static Caravan, Second Language, Deep Distance, Polytechnic Youth, and Awkward Formats.

The Green Line is an instrumental album inspired by the buses that once linked central London to country towns. Established by the London General Omnibus Company in the 1930s, with their striking green livery they were a common sight in the outer London suburbs.

The Green Line is written as a remembrance of childhood trips into the exterior via the green double and single decker buses that took Londoners out to the countryside. It was recorded at his home studio in Sussex using a collection of instruments and obsolete electronics amassed over a lifetime of being unable to resist junk shops, charity shops and car boot sales.


Barry says: I know, I know, I say this every time, but this might just be the most enchanting Clay Pipe release yet.. brilliantly soft-focus, hazily enchanting and innately calming. You definitely won't want to miss out on this one :swoon:


1. Dunroamin'
2. Cuckoo Waltz
3. RLH48
4. Hop Pickers
5. A Lychgate
6. On Ditchling Beacon
7. I Can See The Sea From Here
8. The Green Line
9. Moss And Yew
10. Just Turn For Home

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