22 years ago: a rare Glasgow performance by Richard Youngs and me, put on by the inestimable Liam Stefani as one of his Scatter nights at the legendary 13th Note.
Richard and I performed a bowed bass guitar duo. Also on the bill that night was remarkable saxophonist Tony Bevan. We were lucky to have the opportunity to play a trio with him: bowed bass guitars and Tony’s subterranean bass saxophone.
Both the duo and trio performances are here to download for free/pay what you like on Liam Stefani’s Scatter Archive.
I’ve uploaded a long—a very long—field recording piece today, endecade. At 200 minutes’ duration, this is the longest single release I’ve created. Click on the image below to go to the download page.
It’s a largely quiet and unassuming recording made in a suburban back garden somewhere in Edinburgh in the last few hours of the last decade. The punctuation points are revelry and fireworks, but it mainly just exists for its duration and allows the listener to exist in that duration too. I wasn’t present for any of the timespan of the piece; my contribution to it all is absence.
endecade is available as a pay what you like album—and you can of course download for free if you want.
Available from today, and for free, gratis, whatever, if you so choose, is a new work 56 Revealings which was destined for release on cassette but the label ceased operations. The two events are surely unconnected. Anyway, here’s 50 new minutes of music from me across two sides of abstraction. I hope you enjoy it.
Separately, I thought I would resurrect some old material and so here–in all its millenarian glory–is fault/r, my ‘dance music’ album from the year 2000. Some people seem to like it. More information about it on the release page.
I posted a little piece of music for a very significant birthday yesterday of my great friend, Andrew Paine, one of the most amazing, inspirational people I know. Although I made just a single physical edition of this for him, for those who want to hear the piece, which is called Keys to / Gates of, it’s free to download from this link.
With some sadness, I learned yesterday that Suburban Electrification is not going to be released as originally intended. To those of you who bought it from the label, I’m grateful, but I’m also sorry to disappoint you. I understand refunds will be given.
For others who were keen to hear the album, I’ve taken the decision to make it available for free download. There’s an explanation of the genesis of the album on the SoundCloud page. For reasons I won’t go into, it was quite a difficult decision to make this available now. Perhaps it’s my pop album. Perhaps.