My album is officially released today and to mark the release, here’s a video for the title track.
I received vinyl copies of my new album from Sunstone last week and will be selling them at gigs. Apart from these copies, the first pressing on frosted clear vinyl has sold out in advance sales, and Sunstone will be doing a repress soon.
I also have CDs and will be selling those on Bandcamp as well as at gigs.
I’ve contributed a track to A Place to Dwell, a compilation album to raise money for Southend YMCA put together by Diana Collier (The Owl Service, Greanvine). Other contributing artists include Alasdair Roberts, Nancy Wallace, Alex Rex and Lost Harbours. The album will be released on CD on Friday 22nd June.
The limited edition clear vinyl edition of Joy’s Reflection is Sorrow can now be preordered from Sunstone Records. The official release date is now June 21st.
My new album, Joy’s Reflection is Sorrow, will be released on Sunstone Records on 1st May.
A recording of the talk I presented at the Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult conference in London in 2016 – ‘Art As Alchemy’ – is included in Rendering Unconscious, a new podcast by Vanessa Sinclair, who organised the conference. You can listen to it here:
John Barleycorn Reborn, a 3 CD compilation put together by Mark Coyle in 2007, has been re-released as a lovely 4 LP boxset on gold vinyl by Burning World Records. As well as a track by me called ‘Horn Dance’, inspired by the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance the compilation includes tracks by The Owl Service, Kitchen Cynics, Sieben, Pumajaw and English Heretic.
I finally decided to take the plunge into the world of Twitter. I’ve been thinking of doing so for a while and held off partly out of inertia and partly because social media seems a necessary evil rather than something I embrace.
To my surprise, I’m enjoying it so far. This might be because I’m participating in #TheDarkIsRising; a Twitter group-read of Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising, one of my favourite fantasy books. Also, I’m only slowly starting to follow people, choosing people whose ideas I’m interested in. This secluded pocket of the Twitterscape seems benign, welcoming and stimulating and reminds me of the early days of the Internet; when people created websites for the fun of it and discussed books, music, politics, etc. on bulletin boards. Maybe the novelty will wear off but I hope not!
Four years ago I wrote a children’s story about shapeshifting for my young friends, Lucy and Jay. They loved it, so I’d been planning on looking for a publisher for it. Time flew by and other projects took priority, so it got put on the back burner. Now it’s finally being published by Wyrd Harvest Press.
All proceeds will go to The Wildlife Trusts