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8th November 2016

Pleased to announce I am now an Associate Editor at the crowdfunding publisher Unbound. My job is to find books about music. If you’ve got any ideas please get in touch.

Darren Hayman – Thankful Villages Volume 1
17th June 2016

Co-wrote and co-performed Langton Herring, a track on Darren Hayman’s excellent new album Thankful Villages Volume 1Thankful Villages Volume 1 (there’ll be two more volumes in due course).

Electrosound: machines, musiques and cultures
3rd May 2016

I’ve got a chapter about the early days of Moog in Electrosound: machines, musiques and cultures, published in May to coincide with an exhibition in Paris about the history of electronic music. To my knowledge the first time I’ve been translated into French.

Strange Sounds Orchestra
11th January 2016

Very pleased that theatre writer, director, performer and sound designer Chris Goode has chosen ‘Strange Sense Of Liberty’ by the Strange Sounds Orchestra as the theme to his regular podcasts.  The Strange Sounds Orchestra was a collaboration with Tim Conway, conceived in 2005 to record a one-off EP to accompany my book, Strange Sounds. Released at the time by Static Caravan as a vinyl 7-inch, long-since sold out, it is now available as a download.

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.







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.