We’re working on an experimental new project combining scripted drama with music and animation for a record that’s not quite music album, not quite radio drama, and when seen live, isn’t quite animated film either. It’s a wonderful mixture of all the media. The project features original score by Mike Vass and writing by Charlotte Hathaway, as well as animation and sound design from Edinburgh College of Art. We’re very excited about it, and the sound is making an excursion from Mike’s more recognisable Scottish traditional melodies. The album ‘The Dead Stations‘ is due to be released at the end of February with a short tour of Scotland and launch at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall in March.
This sample track features vocals and viola from Mairi Campbell:
Supported by Creative Scotland and Arts Trust Scotland
We are incredibly excited that our first official Unroofed Record is with the printers and all set for its October release. In the meantime, here’s a preview track: Settled in Clay from In the Wake of Neil Gunn by Mike Vass.
Fabulous artwork by Lizzy Doe.
Find out more at inthewakeofneilgunn.com
To celebrate the launch of her debut solo album, and since it’s still February (just), Fiona has recorded a bonus track, ‘Thou Cauld Gloomy Feberwar’. Have a listen! Download the album in itunes, bandcamp, or buy a physical copy here.
From the Pen of Robert Tannahill, the Paisley Poet. A beautiful song from the perspective of a Girl wishing the Gloomy Month of February to end as her Lover has promised he will return to her in the Spring.