Adventures in steampunk folk with Luke Daniels
What will Luke Daniels unearth next? The last time we spoke, it was in connection with his tribute album to the neglected Scottish dance band leader William Hannah, for which he retrieved a 1927 vintage Wilkinson Excelsior accordion from someone’s loft, as well as transcribing wax cylinder recordings of Hannah’s music. Not content with that, delving into antique recording systems put Daniels on the trail of an even older contraption, the wind-up chimes of the Polyphon, a Victorian, disc-playing music box manufactured by the Leipzig-based Polyphon Musikwerke company between the 1870s and... read more
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