Saturday, 3 November 2018

D. Rothon - Nightscapes

Thanks to everyone who bought the Vic mars cassette, it is now sold out. Up next is D Rothon's Nightscapes. (Vinyl LP). Release date 14th December, with pre-orders late November. Keep your eyes on the website and social media in the coming weeks for more details.

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…

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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.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Hardy Tree - Sketches in D Minor

 Thanks to everyone who bought a cassette, it is now sold out. I was able to donate £422 to Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Boarders). I'll still be donating any money from digital downloads that come in the next couple of months. You can download from:  BANDCAMP

Originally recorded for John Jervis' WIAIWYA '7 at 77' project, where seven musicians were asked to each create 77 minutes of music in a single track. It gave Frances space to experiment with Moog based melodies, which she sequenced  with chimes and strings, over gentle changes in tempo and structure, creating inter-changing passages of music that ebb and flow over 77 mesmerizing  minutes.

It has been edited down into two parts for cassette and mastered by Antony Ryan.  Like the original CD all profits will go to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).



Thursday, 29 March 2018

9th April

From the 9th April there is a display of Frances Castle's artwork for Clay Pipe in the upstairs bar at The Heavenly Social, London.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Galactic Sounds - Retep Folo

Release Date: 23/03/2018
Red Vinyl with download code in sleeve.
700 Hand numbered copies. 
Reverse Card Sleeve.
Digital via itunes, spotify etc  


Retep Folo – aka  Peter Olof Fransson is a musician and artist from Sweden, he has been involved in the Gothenburg underground music scene since the late 1990s, firstly in experimental electronic duo Exhadley, then the more theatrical project Ester Elster, and is currently in 60’s psychedelia inspired ‘The Owl Report’. The former two notching up releases on Swedish underground label Psychic Malmö and British label Reverb Worship. As his Soundcloud account testifies his solo out put is prodigious, much of it unreleased gems, in 2016 he self released the lathe cut 'Music for Cats'.

It was around the age of six on family trips to his Uncles house in the suburbs of Gothenburg that Peter first started to be intrigued by stars, galaxies and ‘other worlds’.  In the evenings he and his cousins would play around with a short wave radio, searching the intervals in between stations for odd noises and voices, then pointing torch lights to the heavens, hoping that that they might receive signals from ‘alien’ life forms. 

"Galactic Sounds" steps off from this period of joyful childhood star gazing. Conceived from its inception as "head phone music" - meant to encourage the listener to close their eyes and travel to a far off place.  It was recorded with a limited pallet of instruments from his collection; a vintage Farfisa Professional Organ, an old 1966 East German Klira Bass Guitar, a 70's Japanese Glockenspiel and an Elgam Carousel – a rare analogue preset type rhythm box. Inspired in part  by 1970s library music and Czech Cartoon soundtracks Peter has created a magical tapestry of space age sound, that glides the listener from track to track on an intergalactic journey through the starry skies.  

The album is accompanied by two videos made by Peter that hint at the cut up collage and mixed media style of his paintings, which he creates with re-appropriated vintage magazines and acrylic paint. To see more of his art and to listen to some of his other music check out his website: