Let it Roll
Watch Trials of Harrison Hayes Live at Paradiso on this site.  To save the video, click ‘download for video i-pod/sony psp’ The WGC Webshop is online now! Watch the video for ‘Distant Shore’ now! (Broadband only) (Alternative streaming options: Realplayer / Windows Media) the video is now available thru Youtube. Video by Bob Dofflemyer. Visit us at my space: Some things people have said about Let it Roll; WGC couches the disquieting angst of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen in the baroque-like elegance of Belle & Sebastian at their most melancholic.” BROWARD NEW TIMESprairie-spun symphonies that evoke heartache and despair” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “like Wille Nelson singing Nick Cave murder ballads” BOSTON GLOBE an epic examination of mankind that swirls from dreamy strings and horns to gnashing guitars” Boston Herald As film festivals go, this one (Let It Roll)is epic heavy, at times even art house challenging, with majestic imagery and slow builds leading to powerful third–act scenes amidst the layers of strings, keys, mandolin, trumpet and seemingly anything else within reach.No Depression Sounding like Jim Morrison fronting the Waterboys, Fisher unleashes a previously unsuspected feral energy on several tracks, his snarling baritone set against a filigree of mournful fiddle, muted trumpet and chugging electric guitar.” PASTE “The Willard Grant Conspiracy violates one of the fundamental guidelines of music: that bands which employ any non-traditional collective designation like ‘conspiracy’ or ‘project’ are only doing so to make their underwhelming presence seem far more meaningful. Instead, this now twelve-year-old conspiracy succeeds in overwhelming listeners with the breadth and depth of its sound, and continues to draw more and more talented musicians into its Byzantine orbit.” POP MATTERSThere is a reckless abandon to so much of the Conspiracy’s attack, that at times it feels like they’re getting ready to skid from the road right off the side of the mountain. It’s the feeling of freedom that very few groups can still attain, but Fisher’s songs — along with one co-written with Steve Wynn — have individualistic beauty that many other artists have mostly run away from.” Studio City Sun         “ Let It Roll provides another magnificent showcase for the group’s expansive gothic sweep, a beautiful but fearful mélange capable of sending shivers down the spine.”Amplifier “(Let It Roll)…roars like rolling thunder, sometimes with intense immediacy, other times with distant fury.” BOSTON PHOENIX Bandleader Robert Fisher doesn’t just write about the corners of the soul where death, revenge, transcendence, and spiritual crisis confuse human will. On the Willard Grant Conspiracy’s brilliant sixth album, Fisher conjures them in grand sonic chiaroscuro…”Amazon “ Fisher and his cohorts succeed impressively in balancing the darkness and light, melancholy and hope, noise and quiet, and create something quite grand.”All Music Guide “Powerful, intense and provocative…yes, it’s certainly WGC – once again.”American Songwriter “…gothic majesty matching the Bad Seeds at their glorious heights.” Bucketfull of Brains “Fisher has a voice that has all the gravity of a Cash, a Cohen or a Cale” Uncut “the sound is epic, florid, grandiose; the mood dark; the achievement great” Time Out “WGC are reminiscent of The Band in all their gothic pomp” Mojo This is music we Yanks take for granted—which is as much our loss as Fisher’s.”HARP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Robert solo at Paradiso, Amsterdam – 2006 (complete show)

Willard Grant Conspiracy’s LIR is out now in Australia on UXB records! 


Updates 22 July New dates added for WGC European tour and For Jackie Leven, Robert Fisher and Michael Weszton King. More dates TBA.      
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