Released 11th June 2015:
Vellum Generator is an online album build, put together over eight weeks. One song per week was made, uploaded to Bandcamp and posted on Facebook and Twitter.
The process of carefully sequencing an album, to achieve the desired overall effect and pacing of the songs, was something I felt was open to manipulation, especially within the realms of digital music, streaming and shuffle. So with complete disregard for the finer points of music compiling, I switched on the generator and went forth with time as my curator, allowing the tracks to run in a natural chronological order.
I think what results is an album without fillers, as each track bears no intentional relationship to the previous one, bridges or breather tracks have no place here. As one would expect, there are stylistic changes, but the overall mood that developed over the eight weeks, seems cohesive enough and was influenced by a number of external elements, something that a strong concept would have ignored I think. My general mood from week to week, news stories, public transport, places I visited, people I met and being british, the weather! all influenced the music on a more immediate and visceral level.
For those of you wanting a physical item to go with the music, you could always purchase the original cover art painting (Inner monolith, Oil & Acrylic on Gesso, 13 x 13cm. 2012)
BLOODHOUNDS on EXOTIK PYLON RECORDS
Released 7th July 2014: Bloodhounds album on Vinyl.
Set within a landscape of sugar beet factories, deep murky fishing ponds and nettle strewn country lanes, Bloodhounds is a sonic exploration of a childhood spent in the English countryside.
TREACHEROUS ORB on MORE THAN HUMAN RECORDS
Released 31st January: Treacherous Orb EP on Vinyl.
Vancouver based label More Than Human discover 30 minutes of Time Attendant audio in archive from the future.
Image: Rossmann Dial, Oil, Acrylic & Tea on Canvas 2006
Moon Wiring Club video for Iridium Watcher.
ANTIMACASSAR by DOLLY DOLLY
Featuring the track Warp by Time Attendant.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/timeattendant/warp-from-the-album
DOWN TO THE SILVER SEA on GECOPHONIC
More info here: http://www.blankworkshop.co.uk/page8.htm
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/timeattendant/lapping-up-at-night-from-down
OUTER CHURCH COMPILATION on FRONT & FOLLOW
Featuring the track WHOA! by Time Attendant
Available to buy on CD from:
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/timeattendant/whoa
TOURNAMENTS on EXOTIK PYLON RECORDS
Recorded in the midst of an unresponsive reality filter, Tournaments strives to collect the mangled remnants of an unraveling existence into a coherent form.
Available to buy on Vinyl from here:
Watch the Moon Wiring Club video for Wisteria of Albion here: http://youtu.be/cLx9Y9shtEoMusic recorded for the Exotic Pylon radio series; Weird Tales for Winter and broadcast on Resonance 104.4FM. Available to buy as a download from:
WEIRD TALES for WINTER
Image: Coloboma, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas