New music / reissue projects update

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Recently things have been quiet in the way of new music from me – well I’ve been getting married and moving house! But I have also been very busy writing and recording a new album, as well working to finish the long-promised new no-man album, so quite a lot of new music is on the way. In the meantime there have been … Read More

New editions of Bass Communion – Dronework available to pre-order

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Available for pre-order is a new edition of the Bass Communion album Dronework, release date 20th September. Dronework is a single 20 minute piece recorded in 2003 and originally released as a standalone EP. It was subsequently unavailable for many years until it was included as a digital download on the new Bass Communion Bandcamp page earlier this year. Now … Read More

God – Panic Underneath The Arches 12″ EP to be released on Tonefloat

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Retrieved from the archives, ‘God’ was the collaboration between myself and singer and multi-instrumentalist Ford. We wrote and recorded on and off in the late 80’s and early 90’s, taking a cue from our shared love of the new wave pop of artists such as Talking Heads, Japan and Magazine. Whilst I was on a path to having a long-term … Read More

Watch Jess Cope’s video for ‘Song of Unborn’

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Watch Jess Cope’s beautiful video for ‘Song of Unborn’ below. “I took Carl Sagan’s quote, “We are all made of star stuff” and based the film around that idea for Song of Unborn. Using abstract imagery and different styles of animation, the video represents the human form developing from the inside of its body instead of inside the womb. This … Read More

Tangerine Dream ‘In Search of Hades’ box set announced with new SW remixes

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A major Tangerine Dream box set has been confirmed for release by Universal. The 16 CD / 2 Blu-Ray set has been a long time in the making. Pre-order from Super Deluxe Edition: http://smarturl.it/td-isoh-sde Pre-order from Burning Shed: http://smarturl.it/td-isoh-bs Tangerine Dream were one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1973 … Read More

New Bass Communion Bandcamp store now open

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My Bass Communion project now has its own Bandcamp page, where much of the discography is now available to listen to and purchase digitally (more releases will be added soon). https://basscommunion.bandcamp.com For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bass Communion, this is my ambient / noise / experimental project, which has been active since the mid 90’s, and now … Read More

And so finally the To the Bone tour comes to an end…

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And so finally the To the Bone tour comes to an end. 14 months and 145 shows performed to over a quarter of a million people in 33 different countries. Even though I’m ready for it to end and to get back to working on new things, it’s been a wonderful journey with some very special people. I gave up … Read More

Watch The Raven That Refused To Sing from Home Invasion

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This week marks the sixth anniversary of the 2013 release of The Raven That Refused to Sing, an album that was in many ways my loving homage to seventies style progressive rock. To commemorate that anniversary here is the title track as taken from the recently released Home Invasion concert film, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall last year, … Read More