Star Wood Brick Firmament
Redroom REDROOM 006
Released: May 2010
Tracklisting: Minack theatre • Sweet enough? • Build you a song • Long live the Post Romantic Empire • We wait for them • Donald • Crowhurst • Floating • Jack in the pulpit • Can’t stop this • There (Darkhearted) • We wait (Darkhearted)
Use the player below to listen to two tracks from ‘Star Wood Brick Firmament’:
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This album sees the light of day in May 2010, through my own Redroom Records once more. It’s a pleasure to be back releasing my own stuff, and I am always learning more about the process along the way. I might even get it right, one of these days ;-)
As with most Sieben albums, this is just me, looping and layering. The main development here is that there are actually far fewer string lines competing for attention in the mid-range. What layers there are, are more carefully thickened. The beats are more prominent and the rhythmic element leads the music.
There’s no particular theme throughout the album, just threads that bind the work together. Most notably, the eccentric and captivating stories of incredible lives. Here are some notes on the songs that grace ‘Star Wood Brick Firmament’:
Minack theatre: Rowena Cade founded and built the Minack Theatre into the cliffs at Porthcurno, Cornwall. A real act of love. I long to play there, one day.
Sweet enough?: Am I not sweet enough, already? ;-)
Build you a song: It’s like DIY for lovers. (Star, wood, brick and firmament not included: may be sold separately).
Long live the Post Romantic Empire: Song in honour of good friend Giulio Di Mauro and his empire of dreams. His name is in fact woven into the song, if you look closely enough.
We wait for them: Pretty self-explanatory, really.
Donald & Crowhurst: Both dedicated to Donald Crowhurst. He took part in the Sunday Times Golden Globe race, around the world, single-handed. It was an ill-fated journey, and a sad tale.
Floating: This happened. On the road to the Bolkow Castle Party, 2008. He was indeed lying in the road, and appeared to be pointing. My best wishes to him, and his.
Jack in the pulpit: born from the ashes of ‘John in the pulpit’.
Can’t stop this: Can’t stop this, star, wood, brick, firmament. That’s the plan, at least.
There & We wait (Darkhearted): both kindly remixed by Darkhearted: my thanks to her for that. Especially for ‘There’, which made me not want to include the original version.