Tuesday, 12 March 2019


Stagdale by Frances Castle/The Hardy Tree 
Book, and Badge with Download. 

£9.99 +P&P 

Flexi-disc version SOLD OUT
Stagdale is a graphic short story and three track download EP by Clay Pipe founder Frances Castle and her musical alter ego The Hardy Tree. 
Three tracks of Moog based electronics soundtrack the first part of this 1970s pastoral childhood adventure.
It’s the summer of 1975 and despite the addition of a new housing estate the ancient village of Stagdale remains an insular place, suspicious of change. Nestled into the chalk-scared valley lies Stagdale Manor, home to Lord Ethelbert, a self-proclaimed descendant of a Saxon King. Once grand, the estate is slowly slipping into a state of dilapidation.
Hoping to find a new life for themselves, 12-year-old Kathy and her recently divorced mother rent an old damp cottage from Lord Ethelbert on the outskirts of the village. It’s not long before Kathy befriends local boy Joe who enjoys telling her stories about village life, both past and present. He takes her to the museum and shows her the empty glass case where the Stag Jewel, a Saxon gold amulet in the shape of a deer’s head, used to be displayed. The jewel was thought to have once brought Stagdale prosperity and luck, but according to local legend it was stolen by a German boy who lived in Kathy’s house during World War Two. 

Monday, 21 January 2019

Nightscapes - Second Pressing

Second edtion of D Rothons Nightscapes. 
Dusk blue vinyl, with a different 'abstract' label to the first pressing. 
300 hand numbered copies.


Giclée Fine Art Prints on 320gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl (satin/gloss) paper. 
Instant download of the album.
20 signed and numbered copies. 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

D Rothon and Gilroy Mere live.


On Saturday 26th Jan 2019, D.Rothon and Oliver Cherer (Gilroy Mere) will be playing at Reunion, 38 Westow Street, London, SE19 3AH. Vic Mars will be supplying the tunes in between the sets. There will also be a stall selling back catalogue Clay Pipe releases and merch, the above poster is free with entry. Tickets are £5, we have sold out of prebooked allocated tickets, but there will be limited tickets on the door. Any questions email info@claypipemusic.co.uk

Thursday, 22 November 2018

D. Rothon - Nightscapes.

  Nightscapes by D. Rothon
Release date: 14th Dec 2018
Available on Spotify and itunes.
Physical formats in the shop:
Hand numbered dusk blue vinyl w/download (500 copies) £16.99 SOLD OUT
Cassette w/download (100 copies) £8  SOLD OUT
 Giclee Art Print w/download (15 copies) £30 SOLD OUT

Cassettes still available at Transmission Records and Normans
Nightscapes recalls the feelings that are triggered and heightened by the dark hours. Recurring dreams, hypnagogic states, and half-sleep visions. The childhood sense of anticipation for the future that strikes in the middle of the night. The bittersweet feeling of waking up from a dream that has transported you back in time…

David Rothon is a musician from south London who has been involved in a variety of musical activities over the years, from garage bands to experimental spoken-word projects. These include a collaboration with Ian Masters (Pale Saints) as Sore & Steal and, more recently, Cloudier Skies with performer/chanteuse Claudia Barton, which was championed by Radio 3’s
Late Junction.

David conjures up the hours between dusk and dawn by deploying a variety of instruments including pedal steel guitar, Mellotron, Omnichord, strings and cor anglais, as well as experimenting with unusual chord changes and voicings. Patching instruments through unexpected effects pedals, and running tracks out to cassette tape and back again, help bring an otherworldly ambience to the record. Parts of the album were semi-improvised, with melody lines developing from take to take, while field recordings and happy accidents led to serendipitous results.

Nightscapes takes you on a nocturnal journey – whether into your emotions and memories, or the sleeping world outside. 

A Suite of gently haunting instrumentals..Hunker down, listen after dark and let it infiltrate your dreams. Shindig
Nightscapes is an otherworldly ambient record... it’s like some distantly remembered TV theme, delivered via cor anglais, guitar and strings. Terrascope


Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Vic mars The Soundtrack to The Hospice

Now available final dubbing of Vic Mars The Soundtrack to The Hospice.
100 copies.
Transparent green cassette shell.
You can download directly from Vic Mar's Bandcamp.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Vic Mars - The Hospice

 In 2016, BBC6 Music commissioned Vic Mars to create a soundtrack to Robert Aickmans 'The Hospice'. The story was read by Gideon Coe, and broadcast on his evening show at Christmas that year. It was later broadcast on Radio 4 in an Omnibus edition. The music has never been released on any format before. Thanks to Gideon Coe and Henry Lopez-Real and Antony Ryan.

Limited to 100 copies, on transparent blue cassette.
More tapes coming soon.
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Monday, 20 August 2018

D.Rothon - Nightscapes.

Coming this December on vinyl is Nightscapes by D. Rothon. A beautiful multi-instrumental album that evokes impressions and emotions triggered by the hours between dusk and dawn: recurring dreams; imagined scenarios; heightened feelings of nostalgia, anxiety and hope.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Plinth - Music For Smalls Lighthouse.


Release: 3rd Aug 2018
Sea Foam Green vinyl.
Reverse board cover.
500 numbered copies with download code.
Download from Bandcamp
With the five year anniversary of its first release on Clay Pipe approaching and the original fetching high prices online, it seemed like the right time to make more copies of Plinth’s Music For Smalls Lighthouse available. Repressed on transparent sea-foam green vinyl, it includes a booklet that tells the story of Smalls Lighthouse, a download of the LP and the bonus mini album 'Flotsam' - that was included with the initial CD release on Second Language.

Plinth's, Michael Tanner  from Lewes in Sussex has recorded under a myriad collection of names and guises these include Cloisters, Taskerlands, Thalassing, part of the duo The A Lords - on Mark Fry's 'I Lived in Trees', and with Irish improvisers the United Bible Studies.

Smalls Lighthouse, is located approximately 20 miles west of St Davids Peninsula in Pembrokeshire Wales. Engineered by a violin-maker and standing on flat rocks battered by the sea, the original lighthouse resembled a squat hut on giant stilts. In the year 1800 two men Thomas Howell and Thomas Griffin, well known locally for their drunken spats and quarrels, boarded a fishing-vessel to spend six months together as lighthouse keepers on Smalls Rock. During this time Griffith was killed in an accident and Howell was left alone to fend for himself struggling to stay sane in the isolation of the lighthouse. The music on this record soundtracks the events that took place with beautiful and often gruesome clarity.

Music For Smalls Lighthouse is a quite remarkable record, it feels like a slice of Britain has been carved and pressed to vinyl for the listener to enjoy at will…
Fluid Radio
Music For Smalls Lighthouse fosters a subliminal mixture of arcane atmospherics and mournful chamber music....Tanner seals six exquisitely evocative pieces together into one bleakly alluring whole...
A murky neo-classical album, Music For Smalls Lighthouse plays like a salt-soaked requiem, perfectly capturing the inevitable breakdown when you’re alone with a body 20 miles off Wales.  
Drowned in Sound
What makes Music for Smalls Lighthouse so special?.. the composition is tender, the playing exquisite; and there's little else to which it can be compared.
Richard Allen (The Silent Ballet)

Plinth - Sirens (excerpt) from michael tanner on Vimeo.