Streaming preview of the album and inspiration selection on Mondosonoro + broadcast on WNYC Spinning on air
May 7, 2013 § Leave a Comment
You can finally listen to the album in its entirety on the website of Spanish magazine Mondo Sonoro, as well as listen to / watch tracks that I selected for somehow having had an influence on the album’s making and contents, here. I wrote a small text in Spanish to accompany each track, but even if you don’t speak Spanish, I still hope you’ll enjoy that extra “window” into the album’s world !
Seven tracks of the album can also be listened to on David Garland’s Spinning on Air programme, on New York radio WNYC. I had the pleasure of doing a live session for David back in 2005, so I’m honoured that he chose to feature the album so prominently in his excellent radio show, and find his view of the record (as focusing on a play on proportions) really interesting. Listen here.
I hope you will enjoy all of these!
April 28, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Second Language, the label releasing The Weighing of the Heart, run a suscription system whereby by suscribing to get the next 5 releases of the label (including my album), you will get an exclusive item with each album. For The Weighing… , we asked Iker Spozio, the author of almost all of my artwork so far, to make some hand-made prints: Iker made 6 different linoleum engravings, and printed 25 copies of each. You can see the engravings and part of the process below: no machine whatsoever is involved, it really is all done by hand, one colour at a time.
The majority of the prints are already reserved for current suscribers, but there are a few left for new suscribers, so if you’re tempted, go here (of course this is while stocks last, so if you really are suscribing to get a print, be sure to ask beforehand !).
April 26, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’ll be playing live in Crystal palace (South London) at the very intimate Antenna Studios (65-capacity) on 7th June, with Klima opening. Only 50 tickets are available, so grab these while you can! More details in the FUTURE SHOWS section.
This is a UK-only MP3 subscription service offered by Rough Trade in partnership with the Guardian, so if you subscribe this week you’ll actually receive, among other tracks, “Humming fields”.
April 16, 2013 § Leave a Comment
“Humming fields” video on Youtube
Live in Portugal and Dublin in May
I’m also finally able to announce the first gigs that will open my May-June small European tour: I’ve chosen one of my favourite countries, Portugal, as the place to do my first concerts after more than 4 years away from the stage. I’ve always felt really comfortable and welcome in Portugal, so I didn’t doubt for a second that this was where I would make my “comeback” ;-) So get ready Lisbon, Coimbra and Guimarães on May 23rd, 24th and 25th!
It is also with lots of excitement that I’m going back to Dublin, another place I love for its warm audiences, and I’m told that the Unitarian Church is stunning, so I hope that many of you will come to this show on May 31st!
All details in the Live Shows / Future Shows section. And there will be many more shows this autumn and dates will be posted over the summer.
Second Language preorder
Finally, Second Language, the label that is releasing The Weighing of the Heart, are now taking preorders on their website. Please know that if you buy the album directly from the label, both the label and myself greatly benefit from this, so if your idea by buying the album is to support us, then indeed their website is the best place to do this!
Many thanks for your support as always :-)))
April 9, 2013 § Leave a Comment
The opening track of my new album The Weighing of the Heart, “Push The Boat Onto The Sand”, can now be heard exclusively on FACT magazine, here. I hope you will enjoy this first peek into the album’s sonic world!
April 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Some of you will know Makino Takashi’s name from previous posts where I mentioned screenings of a short film he made in 2009 and for which I composed exclusive music, “While we are here”.
Makino was an apprentice of the Brothers Quay and has since gone on to pursue his own brand of “experimental” film, garnering much acclaim and including among his regular collaborators Jim O’Rourke.
Makino has made a beautiful video for “Humming fields”, one of the songs off my new album The Weighing of the Heart, and if you live in Tokyo you will be able to see the video for the first time at the film festival organized by Makino himself, Makino Takashi Film Festival at Uplink Factory, Tokyo, on April 13th 2013.
More on the video and many other news to be announced this month !
Fourth album “The Weighing of the Heart” to be released on May 13th 2013 + Glasgow London and Paris shows in June
February 18, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I’m extremely happy to announce that my fourth album “The Weighing of the Heart” will be released on May 13th 2013 on London-based label Second Language, in a deluxe CD version (book-sized format with full-colour artwork and 8-page black and white booklet) and gatefold 180mg vinyl (with 8-page black and white booklet and download code).
Here is a further glimpse into the amazing artwork Iker Spozio created for it.
To celebrate this release which means so much to me, I will play live during the months of May and June, with more shows to be added throughout the year.
More details on the first shows will follow soon, but I can already announce the Glasgow and London dates which will be quite special for me: in Glasgow I’ll have the joy of sharing the stage with my friends from Electroscope and the talented Ceylan Hay, and in London it will actually be a Second Language night with Directorsound and Áine O’Dwyer.
You can also catch me in Paris at the truly beautiful auditorium of the Collège des Bernardins on June 13th.
8th June London, UK, Cafe Oto – A Second Language night, opening acts Directorsound and Áine O’Dwyer ; tickets available here
I hope to see you there !