Kafka on the Shore
I found an old folder of lyrics today. These ones must have led to The Sea is Asking. I must have been reading Murakami as the title is ‘Kafka on the Shore’: The open door waits for me And I must go through it to the edge of myself Silence says something to me, waits for me to hear it Waits like forever And I listen to nothing but endless heartbeats That sink in like water into...
Slowly some new songs are working their way into the set. Vina - mostly about things disintegrating into the sea. The SS Vina is a shipwreck off Brancaster beach in Norfolk. Cloud Forest - a little bit about the tale of the little snow girl mixed in with some other things like the beauty of the wilderness. King of the Cloud Forests was one of my favourite books as a child so I nabbed half of...
From 'Lights Out' by Edward Thomas
I have come to the borders of sleep, The unfathomable deep Forest where all must lose Their way, however straight, Or winding, soon or late; They cannot choose.
From the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from...– Pablo Picasso
Dream triple bill
I’ve been under the weather so have spent the weekend indoors reading or watching. I just finished watching a beautiful documentary called Nostalgia for the Light for the second time this weekend. It is one of those films you feel the need to watch again, not just for the visual beauty, but for the searching questions raised by astronomers, archaeologists and those affected by the coup....
Some more nice reviews
never enough notes The Chaunt Shout 4 Music
Arctic Circle podcast: interview and live songs →
Nice reviews so far...
It has been very heartening to read these. So relieved some people like and understand the album! God is in the TV Louder Than War Indie Eye East Portland Blog Imploding Inevitable Thank you to Mike Hughes, David Brown, Michele Faggi and Baz Wilkinson for your support.
What it means
About a year ago, when I was nearing the end of my musical tether, I thought that if my album ever saw the light of day I would write something about how much it all meant to me. I was about to self release my album last November, having missed boats, been led up garden paths, had hopes raised and dashed etc. Certain things were definitely my own fault for waiting around too long but many tears...
Time to escape
One summer I travelled on the Trans Siberian from Beijing to Moscow on my way back home from a year living in China. Would love to ride again, but this time from Moscow to Beijing in winter. It was a truly amazing trip. Still, in two weeks time, all being well, I hope to be somewhere in the vast expanse of Alaska.
Silvern available now on vinyl or digital download →
Music video for Cutting by TwoPlusTu I’m so happy with how this turned out. Thanks to James Thompson and Archie Muller for creating this beautiful film.
"Love what you do, Do what you love" Ray Bradbury →
I’ve lost my voice again. It reminds me of La Antena where the inhabitants of a whole city have their voices stolen by the evil ‘Mr TV’. Beautiful and surreal silent film…
We are not alone on the diamond sea
I’ve been meaning to write about supporting My Brightest Diamond in November last year. It was such a special evening for me and one of the highlights of my year. Actually, I think it probably was the highlight. I had supported Shara several years before at the Slaughtered Lamb and she had been very kind and supportive. She had given me her email address but I had never dared to use it. In a...
We finished Silver last night. Can’t wait to play it live. Slowly, silently, now the moon walks the night in her silver shoon…
Buying ‘Dorwytch’ as Alexander Tucker is a really nice man and a wonderful musician. Plus I did some backing vocals and haven’t heard the final version yet!
I am working on a song called Silver at the moment. The lyrics are from a beautiful poem by Walter de la Mare and the melody is taken from a classical song I used to sing as a child. I hope to play it live very soon. Silver by Walter de la Mare Slowly, silently, now the moon Walks the night in her silver shoon; This way, and that, she peers, and sees Silver fruit upon silver trees; One by...