Mordançage CD's has arrived

After being lost in the mail and having been sent back and forth between UK and Sweden a few times, my artist copies of the Mordançage debut finally found its way to my new home. They are now available to order from mine and Andrew’s own Bandcamp pages respectively (choose who you order from depending if you live in the EU or North America to keep shipping costs down!).

The packages looks great, big thanks to Daniel Crossley of Fluid Audio for doing a great job designing them!

Introducing: Mordançage

Mordançage is a photographic process based on chemical alteration of the gelatin in a print. The mordançage solution can cause varying degrees of degradation and other tonal changes, pulling completely new patterns and images out of a single source. It creates a living, breathing photograph that continually oxidizes and warps over time as it is exposed to new environments.

The same name and principles inform the new collaboration I have going with Andrew Tasselmyer of Hotel Neon.

This started in 2017, solely through long distance correspondence - sharing ideas and processing each others drafts and sketches back and forth until something else slowly began to appear, almost leading the project forward on its own.

Our self-titled debut album, which was carefully mastered by our good friend Ian Hawgood, will be released on September 30th via Fluid Audio.

'5 am' - Limited edition 3" CDr

'5 am' is now available now in the store.

"This piece is based on a field recording I made at dawn in the garden of the house where I grew up. My parents still live there, and once in a while when I go back I'm reminded of my teenage years and how I sometimes, after coming home from friends or parties at 5 or 6 in the morning, used to lay down in the grass just drifting off - reflecting, contemplating, listening to the emptiness, the distant freeway, the wind and the birds, before falling asleep. Those moments really stuck with me. 

After being asked to participate in the Tiny Portrait series, I decided to have a go at recreating, or interpreting that state of mind sonically the way I remember it, making this one of my most personal audio compositions to date."

New EP 'Pause' released!

Today my EP 'Pause' was released on the excellent LA-based Dragon's Eye Recordings, a label of which I've been a big fan of for many years. I'm thrilled to be part of the roster and being surrounded by such great artists.

Label owner Yann Novak's own sound works has been a big inspiration while forming this EP, which is mainly based on source material from an unreleased track I made several years back, mixed with some newly recorded field recordings from the archipelago of Stockholm.

Duration: 25:35 min
Format: Digital
Cover photo: Yann Novak