I've just had a wonderful early Hallowe'en weekend exploring New England, involving apple picking and fruit wine tasting in Massachusetts (somewhere between Boston and Salem), and a trip to Sleepy Hollow for a look around and a fright night ghoul walk around Philpsburg Manor. It was surprisingly scary and extremely well put together. I whole heartedly recommend it! It was a great way to have a break from work to mark the end of my prolonged summer push and the beginning of (a hopefully more relaxed) autumn.
As I mentioned in the last entry, J. W. Greenwood and I worked very hard and very closely together over the summer. In case you missed it at the start of the month, one of our performance videos was released online. It is part one of a three part series which was performed and recorded in the same beautiful forest that provided the setting for my "Over, Under" video. Have a look and see what you think…
Part two, "Liquorice Root", will be released very soon.
I also mentioned The Rodeo Falls' new live EP, which has now been released via their bandcamp for a tiny donation of £1. Head over to the discography to read a little bit about my role in the project.
More recently I received a rather beautiful review of my Storm Petrel EP in ThisIsNotAScene - 8/10, being marked down simply because it was too short. What a compliment!
Overall, I found "Storm Petrel" to be a worthwhile listening experience … one that stirred the heart whilst entertaining the mind with vivid word-pictures. I could quite happily listen to the music on its own … the instrumentation contained within being something of wonder. However, with the addition of Lawrie's vocals, something beautiful is formed … something magical and unique … something it is hard not to love.
Whilst I continue to work on more solo material, I am also currently working on a few different production projects, about which I shall let you know more in due course, but for now I must crack on.
See you around the corner.