Think Away – new tape release with Delphine Dora.

New album by Delphine Dora and me for you here. Recorded in France last year at DD’s then edited loads at home in Todmorden. Very proud to have this out finally on Ned’s Was ist Das? (international) label. Cheers to Lucy Atherton’s mind for the weird washed out witch on the lake painting on the cover.

All the titles have got something to do with out of body experiences, losing things then finding them again. I wondered how my body would feel as it moved over land. Travel.

Think it’s available now, if not definitely there for preorder. I’ll be getting some soon and will post if you want to wait for p&p options from the UK rather than America.

There’s more from us soon.

 

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Killeagh, Co Cork

Don’t know where to start really, seems like a long time since I was in Cushendall and even longer since Todmorden. Thinking about coming home a bit and that seems like a nice idea. Not that I’ve not had an amazing time here of course.

It’s been bizarre how these two residencies with different people in different places have informed each other in ways I never imagined they would. Today Delphine and I made some music for an improv. dance class in Cork and it really opened my mind to chance. I’m not that convinced by improv. generally, I like my tunes, but – seeing these people moving to our sounds and hearing our sounds moving to the people was inspirational (not Rainbow Rhythms). I thought about Dial-a-bone from last week and developed the idea with Delphine tonight. We have the occasional lost in translation moment between us and it leads to strange places where we are happy to hang out for a while.

Greywood Arts is a special place and we’re honoured to be the first “proper” (Jessica said that, she’s the owner) guests. A fabulous building with more rooms than I’ve ever seen.

End of / Start of

I came to the end of my stay in Cushendall this Friday just gone, what an eye opening week. The surroundings around the tower were deeply inspiring, do I need to live by the beach now? Possibly. I could see Scotland from the sand when I stood on the sand!

Willie, Natalia and Albie all joined me on the Wednesday and we spent time out recording on the shore. I was thinking about La Monte Young’s piece ‘Oceans’ and allowed the trombone tones to drift in and out with the tide. What a hippy. We threw a little get together at the tower on the Thursday inviting the locals (actually it was mostly tourists who joined us) in to see what Sandra and I had been up to that week. Good times were had. I have an instagram account you can have a look at some pictures on – https://www.instagram.com/sofingsofari/

I left for Athlone and played a house gig at Yasmin’s place. There were maybe 8 bands on the bill and the majority were trying out new ideas so I felt at home and performed the ‘Dial-a-bone’ idea live which I think went ok. There’s an audio diary coming after I get back to Tod of all this stuff I’m talking about so will be able to share the experiences further.

Now I’m just outside of Cork with Delphine Dora. The studio is set up at Greywood Arts and good to go – better get on with that.