The gratitude of the Visiting Kitten: a thank you

All you cat lovers, remember all the millions of cats mewling through the world’s rooms lay all their hopes and trust in you, as the little mother cat at the Stone House laid her head in my hand, as Calico Jane put her babies in my suitcase, as Fletch jumped into James’s arms and Ruski rushed towards me chittering with joy. William S. Burroughs, The … Continue reading The gratitude of the Visiting Kitten: a thank you

The door to the year, & constancy

We’re only half way through January and already 2011 is shaping up to be a very busy and intriguing musical year for me. Here are the highlights, some of which are more definite than others. • The new Fougou album, Further from the Centre of Disturbance, to be released soon on Greengage Sounds. Matthew and I also have another, ‘acoustic’ Fougou album, The Boleigh Working, … Continue reading The door to the year, & constancy


I’m delighted to say that the first available recording for some considerable time by Alistair Crosbie and me, a set entitled Disused, will be available on Alistair’s excellent Lefthand Pressings imprint on Friday 5 October 2007. The material for this hour-long disc of dual monochromatic, time-slurring pieces was originally recorded here in Edinburgh in 2006 and remained, to all intents and purposes, completed for a … Continue reading Disused