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First digital release for Morrow
2nd September 2015

Ghostwriter/Michael Paine’s 2014 album Morrow gets its first digital release here. 

The Sound of Tomorrow on WFMU
23rd July 2015

The Sound of Tomorrow is the inspiration for a three hour WFMU radio show of the same name, presented by Gary Sullivan (in his Bodega Pop guise). Have a listen here.  The Sound of Tomorrow

When I first appeared I was Mistaken For A Literary Man
1st July 2015

A new Ghostwriter compilation, Mistaken For A Literary Man, is now available as a download only. Buy it here, or find out a little more here.

(To be carefully preserved.)
22nd June 2015

Today Minute Book is launching (To be carefully preserved.), a series of uncollected writings and recordings. Typically, this might be a piece of music that hasn’t been released anywhere else, or themed writings – some previously published, some not. Here’s the first entry – a collection of reviews of the great Bill Fay. More to follow at regular intervals through 2015 and beyond.

New album Morrow released
16th December 2014

Morrow front-page-001Morrow, the new album by Ghostwriter and Michael Paine is now available as a standard digipak (left) and a lavish art edition (below). Limited to 80 copies, the art edition comes in a hand distressed hardcover booklet, collaged with vintage photos, 1930s wallpaper samples, a mounted, hand stamped jigsaw puzzle, and a typewriter addressed, stamped CD envelope – all in a  7” square translucent envelope.

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A pensive atmosphere of genteel peculiarity
1st December 2014

Morrow front-page-001Morrow is now available for pre-order over at Time Released Sound. 

Meanwhile, here’s the first review. 

 

Morrow special edition
26th November 2014

Morrow specialThe forthcoming Ghostwriter/Michael Paine album Morrow, due in December 2014 on Time Released Sound, will come in both standard and special editions.

The special edition of just 80 copies will come as a hand distressed hardcover booklet, collaged with vintage photos, 1930s wallpaper samples, a mounted, hand stamped jigsaw puzzle, and a typewriter addressed, stamped  CD envelope – all in a handworked, 7” square translucent envelope. Available for pre-order very soon indeed.

Strange Sounds Orchestra digital reissue
12th November 2014

The Strange Sounds Orchestra’s sole release – a 2005 EP – gets a digital reissue with a previously unreleased bonus track. Formed  to record a soundtrack for my 2005 book, Strange Sounds: Offbeat Instruments and Sonic Experiments in Pop, the SSO composed and performed entirely with dulcimers, test oscillators, theremins, stylophones, omnichords, a child’s xylophone, a metal ruler … and that sort of thing. More here. 

 

 

Morrow by Ghostwriter and Michael Paine
11th November 2014

10686816_819807591375243_3234531534227955581_nMorrow, a new album by Ghostwriter and Michael Paine, will be released by Time Released Sound in December 2014. More details soon, in the meantime hear two tracks from the album here. 

New album soon
29th April 2014

skeleton shedThe new Ghostwriter album, provisionally titled Morrow, is nearing completion. More soon.