My new album entitled Inventions & Canons is released on 5 November 2021.
It is a collection of pieces that foregrounds sounds recorded on my phone between 2017 – 2021, a practice I began around 2014 for no real reason other than I wanted to document sounds that excited me in some way. To these recordings I ‘tune’ material from a synthesizer and guitar amongst a few other things, to create a vibrant sonic landscape.
The nature of these environmental recordings makes this release quite specific. They exhibit very happy experiences from my life, such as collecting seashells with my wife and son, but also moments of immense grief and sadness, like waiting in a COVID deserted hospice canteen whilst my family took turns spending our last moments with my Dad before he died. Others still, are simply mundane and neutral, such as my freezer defrosting.
I wrote, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered everything during 2021 using environmental recordings, a synthesizer, drum machine, guitar, Ebow, prepared piano, and a DAW.
The album is available to stream or download via my bandcamp page below, and the download comes with a PDF including some liner notes and photos. I hope that you can give it a listen, and that at least some of these tracks resonate with you and your own experiences, and that they can bring some sonic excitement or solace into your own existence.