INFINITY IS THE LONELIEST NUMBER
The brand new album is out now
TACTILE SONGS AND SOUNDS
Includes the singles IMPOSSIBLE TREES,
INFINITE SELF-PORTRAITS and COMPLICATED.
Epic tactile sounds and songs collecting moments from bright nights and dark days.
Weaving textures created from spliced and looped fragments of my old demo tapes to build foundations for the new songs that I wrote on a partially broken piano during late nights in Portugal. The tunes were then reconstructed using retro-future sounds to push past easy nostalgia and find the strength to embrace melancholia and own it.
I wanted to tackle the difference between loneliness and solitude where the latter can be a positive way to build up strength simply by having time to think clearly - to believe in better days, to find new ways of living and rediscover the dreams of the broken hearted.
A workshop late summer in Caldas da Rainha.
A beachside bar in Baleal.
The always crowded Bar Popular in Alvalade early Autumn 2016 –
here's hoping it will soon be crowded again.
Watching the Perseid meteor shower and not seeing much.
Watching the Gulbenkian orchestra play a late night concert in Terreiro do Paco. Finding and adopting two abandoned puppies on the roadside, one so deep in the brambles that all I could see was eyes glittering in the torchlight.
One of 8 people squashed into a small taxi early hours Lisboa, an art collective's New Year's warehouse party at the end of the taxi ride.
A car on a long drive to Coimbra to play a gig,
Arriving late at the Walthamstow Garden Party to miss the act you came to see.
A candlelit kitchen somewhere in Portugal singing and playing guitar.
Shaping moving images in a penthouse in Antwerp.
Brewing the world's strongest coffee on an island in the archipelago Stockholm.
Staring intently at Mark Rothko's pictures in Tate Modern.
Sunsets in Paris.
Special thanks if you appeared in any of the above scenes.
Artwork: Eterno Rojo by Gianfranco Spada 2019
22 SEPTEMBER 2021