I’ve had another lovely review of unweather in ATTN Magazine, who organised the Brink compilation I was part of last year. Thank you!
To me, unweather sounds like one of these meditative meanderings through personal history. I twist unforgettable highs and lows into idle memory debris. Chronology folds in on itself, with the vivid experiences of last week seeping into the hazes of childhood. Tidal waves of shoegaze guitar drain to leave the hum and drip of degraded tapes, while field recordings from across the UK (Isle Of Mull, London, Hebden Bridge) become backdrops to flickers of melody or acoustic drones, which hang in the foreground like an inner calm or ripe, burdening upset.
I’m very pleased that I’ve had unweather reviewed as part of a closer listen’s series on soundscapes and field recordings.
“…when the warm guitar jumps in, we are reminded that that while we cannot escape the storms, we can survive them, and sing again”
My new EP, six is now available on Bandcamp. It’s made entirely with noises I made with my guitar, most of which have been heavily processed in Ableton.
I done a new EP: peaceful pursuits, now up on Bandcamp.
It’s about walking and wondering. It features samples from a wonderful 1970s film about the Cleveland Way, which I’m currently walking (although I have to say it’s far less disturbing that the film).
A limited (20 copies!) edition run of unweather cassettes are now available to buy on Bandcamp at the bargain price of £4 each + postage.
The cassettes are transparent blue, with a sticker featuring the unweather artwork. The inlay features full album details.
Side a: unweather part one (20:33)
Side b: unweather part two (21:32)
There will be a limited cassette release of unweather. On its way soon. Here’s a preview of the artwork.
My new album, unweather, is now available on Bandcamp.
unweather is the result of over a year’s experimentation with different approaches to making sound and music. It features processed and manipulated field recordings made in a number of locations, from London to Hebden Bridge, to the Isle of Mull, along with extracts from tape loops, guitar and other electronic instrumentation. Granular synthesis is used to create lo-fi drones, textures and atmospheres. Sounds are cut up and used to synthesise new sounds, sitting alongside recordings from the natural world.
unweather is loosely about storms, personal, political and literal.
part one [20:33]: stormfront / in stillness / coastal / tidal / extinction
part two [21:32]: wrecked / backwash / mud-slaked / decayed / depth
I’m chuffed that one of my tracks, in stillness, is used to introduce filmmaker’s Naveed Nasir’s documentary about a collaboration between artist Izzy Parker and Milton Keynes Art Centre.
Mark Making from Naveed Nasir on Vimeo.