Two 2017 editions: Distance Music / Awry

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Hello friends. As this strange year begins to wind down I wanted to post links to a couple of recently assembled editions which you can stream/download/purchase via Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

The first of these is entitled Distance Music and consists of three tracks which were recorded between February and April. The intersection of time and space and the localities of sound are themes which inform these works. The two main compositions, “Fleurieu Nodes” and “Overcast in Phuket” employ improvised performance and field recordings so as to evoke an impression of place. The other track, “Chang Song” is a shorter composition consisting of two beer bottle resonances (330 ml & 700 ml) superimposed against each other, which were recorded outside a villa on the island of Koh Lanta, Thailand.

The second of the editions, Awry is a suite of four compositions recorded last week in my studio. I had been on sick leave from work for this period and decided to use the spare time (when I felt fit enough) to continue to explore the improvised collage technique I had employed for the Distance Music material. Themes of personal reflection and lucid thought inform these tracks.

You can also listen to these tracks via Soundcloud:

Thanks for dropping by and I should have my (semi) traditional EOY/Xmas release prepared later in December.



New Garden Ruin album: Southern Gothic

Southern Gothic is the first proper Garden Ruin release since the 2013 EP, Horseplay. 

An album dedicated some of the haunts and curios discovered and recovered around my hometown. Thoughts also go out to the ghosts of stylus grooves, the remains of demolished partitions, the streets still without streetlights, the last of the dirt roads, inevitable boredom, recurring dreams of guarding 3 Field Street at night, Jason Molina, David Bowie and Frank Cook.

Currently available as a free download over at the Garden Ruin bandcamp page.

Maurilia Sound Studio: New cover artwork for Volumes 1-3 + previews for future editions

I’ve redesigned the artwork for the Maurilia Sound Studio editions – going for a bit of an old school sound library look with these.

Get/listen/stream Volumes 1-3 over at my Bandcamp page.

Volumes 4 and 5 are lined up for release over the 2015/16 new year.

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