As it currently stands, we’re still hoping for the Babel/Ross Baker split to be out in November – that’s Terra Incognita on my side, which is somewhat old now – finished that a few months ago. So that’ll be good to get out. We’re just sorting out the artwork (or at least trying to).
I have tentatively begun work on my next album now. Something I realised when looking back over older releases was a certain element of individuality. Lately I’ve had a perspective of finding music that sounds like my music/creating stuff directly inspired by other music, yet this seems completely at odds with how I created my earlier work. I actually remember when I was doing Purlieu, my attitude was literally “well if nobody else is going to make this album, I’m going to have to”. So that’s something I’m returning to, I think, trying to create a sonic world which currently doesn’t exist. It’s actually quite exciting to be starting on a fresh new project like this – particularly as my 2012/2013 output will all slot together as a series of related works with an overall sound/theme. The WIP piece I’ve begun work on is quite different from the last few records – quite noisy and dark. A welcome change of pace.
In other news, Dimitris and I have completed the Middlemarch album, which is to be titled Wolf Hall, and will be released on Time Released Sound in the new year. Needless to say we’re very excited about this as we’re both big fans of the label. We’re just finalising details about that right now. This is probably the most beautiful selection of tracks I’ve ever worked on, and it’s been a real honour to work with both Dimitris and Colin at TRS in putting it together.
And there should be a couple of net-releases coming soon of debut records from two other collaborative projects: Merganser and Winter of the World. More on those soon.
I’ve been collecting a nice number of LPs at the minute, and getting rid of my CD copies of said albums. Over the past few years I’ve definitely become a convert to analogue over digital. You should buy some of the CDs & tapes I’m selling on Discogs so I can buy more vinyl.