E.L. Heath

E.L. Heath is the main creative outlet of Shropshire-based multi-instrumentalist Eric Loveland Heath. Eric’s songs often combine intertwining acoustic guitars, accordion, flute and voice to evoke anything from the playful pastoral melodies of Freddie Phillips to the rich psychedelic pop of Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.

Many of these songs have their roots in Eric’s love for the area around his home on the English/Welsh border – a glorious melting pot of language, local history and myths, fanatical friends obsessed with motorik rhythms, and mysteriously-named Welsh language 7″ singles stumbled across in village car boot sales.

And somehow, with a dash of Joe Meek and the Radiophonic Workshop’s 60s experimentalism, a hint of Ivor Cutler’s surreal whimsy and a nod towards the uncompromising artists releasing records on the fiercely Welsh label Ankst, in the early 1990s… somehow, from the depths of the Shropshire hill country, E.L. Heath manages to make it all fit together.