Category Archives: Tracks

TRACK: A meditation on loss from Mike Vass

Category : Tracks

Mike has been in the studio this week recording a new single. We’re very please to announce it here. You can get it on bandcamp and shortly iTunes and other platforms. Thanks for supporting independent music!


TRACK: Eyes Fixed by Mike Vass feat. Mairi Campbell

Category : Blog , Tracks

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:

https://soundcloud.com/mikevass/eyes-fixed-feat-mairi-campbell

Supported by Creative Scotland and Arts Trust Scotland


TRACK: Sneak preview from new Mike Vass album

Category : Blog , Tracks

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


TRACK: New Fiona Hunter song for February

Category : Tracks

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.

lyrics

Thou cauld gloomy Feberwar,
O gin thou wert awa’,
I’m wae to hear thy sughing winds,
I’m wae to see thy snaw,
For my bonnie brave young Highlander,
The lad I loe sae dear,
Has vow’d to come and see me
In the spring o’ the year.As gloamin dims the sky,
I wander out alane
Whar buds the bonnie yellow whins
Around the trystin stane,
Twas there he pressed me to his heart,
And kissed away the tears,
He vowed to come and see me
In the spring o the year.Ye breezes saftly blaw,
And cleed anew the wuds ;
Ye lav’rocks lilt your cheery sangs
Amang the fleecy clouds ;
Till Feberwar and a his train
Affrighted disappear,
I’ll hail wi you the blythesome change,
The spring o the year.

credits

released 27 February 2014
Fiona Hunter: Vocals & Cello
Mike Vass: Tenor Guitar

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