This rather wonderful book turned up at the Seatman house not so long ago. It would have been very rude not to let it in. It has now taken up residence on the shelf.
Thursday, 30 April 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
This track was put together by Jez Stevens and myself back in 2013. The idea was to work together as Echopet. Alas we did not really do anything about it. Then a few nights ago we got together to discuss getting Echopet up and running, and have decided to work on some music this Spring and Summer. And maybe even play live later in the year. In the mean time I have an album to finish and release by October, so best I crack on.
Saturday, 11 April 2015
A fantastic article from The Guardian by Robert Macfarline entitled The eeriness of the English Countryside. Writers and artists have long been fascinated by the idea of an English eerie – ‘the skull beneath the skin of the countryside’. But for a new generation this has nothing to do with hokey supernaturalism – it’s a cultural and political response to contemporary crises and fears. The starting point for this excellent piece is the M R James Ghost story A View from a Hill and Ben Wheatley's A Field in England. Definitely worth a read.