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.
Morrow, 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.
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.
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, 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.
The sole Mabel Joy album, Wish I Was, has been reissued. Featuring me along with Tom Anthony, Matt Gale and Geoff Smith, it was originally released in 1993. Here it is.
Fred Judd’s pioneering 1961 book Electronic Music and Musique Concrète is republished by Foruli very soon indeed. Order it here.