For anyone interested in the upcoming Llanerch The Trees release; I have just received the booklets and WOW, they feel great. I shall be selling these with tape only (and your DL code) for £15 per copy postage paid in the UK -overseas will be additional-DM me if you have not already. There will only be 30 of these…
I am toying with the idea of setting up a subscription series for the tapes/booklets series-is this something that you would be interested in?
There are a few reasons for this idea. It would give me a litmus test of who wants these peculiar things, to reach and engage with you directly, and know where you are in the world-curious as well as to provide some additional income for future planned releases.
I was thinking of something like £25 per annum, which would give you 1 tape/booklet, and a subsequent percentage- eg.10-15% off all other new and archival releases.
What is coming? After Llanerch The Trees there will be: The Shining Pyramid booklet and multi artist tape, with essays on Arthur Machen, John Cowper Powys and Welsh occulture imagined in sound; The Surface of Past Time multi artist tape and booklet (think horse magic spiralling out through psychogeography Welsh natural philosophy the imaginal and arcane), In A Strange Garden- a Listen to the Voice of Fire collection of live recordings from the last few years, a release with Andrew Leslie Hooker and of course the third instalment of the Unland project.
So, please let me know your thoughts on the proposed subscription series. You can reply here or directly. I know I am not there, is the cost okay, too much-too little! is the value weak, or do you prefer just digital. And what would you like to get out of a subscription series. I am open to ideas and contributions.
I hope you’re doing okay. Several exciting release and streaming events in the pipeline. But before them, I wanted to give you a heads-up on micro edition tape & booklet that we’re releasing at Autumn Equinox.
A West Wales supranatural field research project, expect skeins of lament through veils of incorporeal utterance. A limited edition of only 30 cassettes with handsewn & letter press on recycled medieval laid paper booklet detailing the research project, second in the unland/annwfn series, and available on the Listen to the Voice of Fire imprint, Llanerch The Trees brings together two spectral entities known as itdreamedtome and blodeuedd.
I’m expecting proofs back in the next week or so and I will be taking pre-orders soon after. The initial draft looks. feels and sounds lovely, a treat that will vanish into the ether.
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— dafyddroberts (@euterpesequence) April 23, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that I decide to cancel/postpone The Shining Pyramid.
The increased anxiety and flux of views about social distancing and the spread of the virus, the implications for performers and participants travelling from further a field and by public transport, and the uncertainty about by the time of the event what new strictures may be in place, lead me to decide to cancel now.
I would hate to be part of a process that actually led anyone to be infected, and many of you will probably like me have friends and family with auto immune or respiratory conditions which make it an even more worrying time, or increase our anxiety that it may be detrimental should we attend these kinds of events. There may be some irrationality at play-but, I think on balance with some of the recent late cancellations from a few performers (which I TOTALLY get) the proposition on offer would just not be the same.
Anyhow-a tremendous pity, but I hope we can reconvene later in the year when I hope we are out of these woods. I will stay in touch with you about that when the time is right,
After a morning of failed drives and general detritus, I thought let’s have a go-retrieved some files and found this….it’s such fun being there in the moment surrounded by stellar sonic alchemists…roll on March 9th, 24th & 25th…
First play list to get you in the zone, or at least this is the zone I have been in, as we get things ready for the events, concerts and symposium, so why not tune in…obviously not everyone here has anything to do with Wales, and not everyone here is playing, line-up details to emerge soon…
As a run up to the new year and the symposium in March, I am offering for a limited time an augmented edition of Our glassie Azoth’s noise hymnody epic- Entelekheia for .99 pence (or more if you want!).
Spanning over twenty years worth of Our glassie Azoth ‘s marginal scree and drone, including digital versions of vinyl releases on Oggum records and from USA DIY underground collection Noise Kills Punk Dead and a remix of Conrad Schnitzler (which ended up using nothing of Con’s work in it) for a lavish box set that was never released. This edition constitutes over 2.36 hours’ of tape and digital scree, strong and strange delusions…
With the suggestion that you may want to get a T shirt too for only £15. There are several of these Ts left, but I expect them all to go by March. Super soft, warm but light, vegetable inks, ethically sourced and screen printed by I Dress Myself. Pythagorean motif. Follow the link below for Tshirt info-thanks!
These are the ephemera and ruminations, scraps that are in the brain leading to the symposia next March-or some at least.
I had a great afternoon drifting through some Powys related books. Krissdottir’s book on Powys’ Magical Quest was a joy to find. It is full of the good stuff which I knew was there-and links in so well to the ideas behind The Shining Pyramid event next March. But, I left the book on the side and don’t have it now so will instead turn to another leaf that fell open.
Powys’s imagination was, primarily, mythic. That is to say he was not concerned with man’s place in society; but with man’s place in nature and his relation to cosmic forces. In consequence, his persistent identifications of man with the cosmos he believed him to be part of, are archaic, ahistorical, and opposed in every conceivable way […] But in order to explain this point it is first necessary to return to [his] use of Welsh mythology
Writers of Wales John Cowper Powys-by Jeremy Hooker (UWP, 1973) p. 63.
Here’s the link to the Bandcamp release of Simon and Ash’s stupefying performance at Aberystwyth in July. Over 33 minutes of excellent guitar trickery.