Second release note for this Winter Solstice. Now something darker and dreamy.
Oupire is a sonic collaboration between Dafydd Roberts & Johann Wlight, inspired by book artist Graeme Hobbs’s re-working of Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 vampire novella ‘Carmilla’; weaving skeins of extended spectral folk decay. These preternatural emanations realised first at last Winter Solstice 2018 sessions and recorded in the dank shallows of Ceredigion pre-empt Wlight/Roberts’ Coil-esque Llanerch The Trees. Oupire is to be released in a micro edition early 2021. Fuller details of its manifestation will come…
Video taster with abstracted soundpath by Johann Wlight.
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Impromptu live ‘narrowcast’
After last week’s Ysbrydnos, I thought I’d have a go at running something myself. Direct to tape improvised/exploration. Fun to do (live). Another is likely. It has some moments, takes a fair while to ‘do’ anything, a case of analysis paralysis and is very drone based, some wayward chaos blesses proceedings in the later moments…during the stream my mouse died so I went to look for a battery, I’ll aim to do one again, probably without any visuals and a bit shorter-although it may be tempting to run all night…! I’d be happy for positive nudges or comments. First comments last night included some from porn spamming auto bot which had to be deleted, so barring that kind of comment, what do you think? Is YT live better/worse than Fb live? Stream to both simultaneously? A friend suggested narrowcast as the right term for this and I like it too.
The recent screenings for Ysbrydnos :: Hallowmas are now stored at the British Music Collection. I think they’re still live on Sound and Music’s Facebook/YouTube site-and if you go there do leave comments. Please check the videos out and if you are curious about the artists be sure to follow their links. There is much great work therein! https://britishmusiccollection.org.uk/article/ysbrydnoshallowmas-shining-pyramid
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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,