The Dandelion Set is a collaboration between Glyn “Bigga” Bush and PK Chown, the former based in Dorset, UK with his compadre in Basel, Switzerland.
Both grew up on a diet of progressive rock and experimental music before learning to love jazz and latin music in the 80s and embracing digital technology in the 90s.
Having grown their ideas for bands together from heady days at grammar school in Northampton, including a score for a never-performed Alan Moore play, a 6th form prog group, & post punk agitators The DeGoTees and late 80s big band Big Moments, this is their first work together since the mid 90s. Influences take in library music, soundtracks, film scores, 60s TV incidental music, psychedelia, freak-folk, hauntology, early electronic and radiophonic workshop music as well as contemporary beat creators and producers such as Madlib and J Dilla.
Think Egg, Soft Machine, early Pink Floyd, Basil Kirchin, Broadcast & the Focus Group, Zappa/Mothers, Lesiman, Beefheart, Doom, Chrome Hoof, Bruce Haack, Faust, Amon Duul II, Deerhoof, Ghost Box label.
Their fortnightly spot on Basic FM is a DJ mix showcasing across-the-board sounds from now and then plus new tracks, remixes and alternative versions from the Dandelion Set.