Water Ghost whispers
It’s been a while, but then this time of year’s rarely very dramatic. Been busy, however; working on vocals for a new album*, doing a final polish of a novel… and finding new collaborators in music.
Lately, the focus is on improvising, found sounds and field recordings – for instance, a spoken word piece I just did with a sound artist named Jamie Sturrock.
He’d produced a very eerie, very atmospheric soundscape called water ghosts, based on noises obtained by dangling a mic into an underground cavern in Scotland; it’s remarkable. I wrote a prose response after sitting in the dark with it, going into phantasmagoric visions… and then recorded this with him. (I love a good condenser mic, it’s like being a radio announcer in the 1940’s.) The results, when finished, may be released at some point – on a US cassette label apparently – but that’s out of my hands, and part of a larger ongoing project. More news on this when I have it.
Anyway, it’s very exciting so far; Jamie’s website (with water ghosts toward the bottom of the page) can be found here.
*[A projected DIY-release 3rd LP, since shelved after signing a deal with The Animal Farm]