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No Direction

No Direction Ltd Ed

So finally, almost, here is the physical thing. My first artefact that includes original music, video, photography and design. I’ve been working on this for the last four months and it’s almost line in the sand time. I say almost in that I want to edit one video and create one for the lead out track. this will be finished well before shipping. This is an artist project, not just a musical release.

The physical item shown above includes an audio CD, standard DVD (both with 8 original songs and videos, plus a cover of the great Dark Globe by Syd Barrett), original photography & design with fold out picture card and each individually gold blocked with their edition number. The ones shown are mock ups only and there will be no more than 10 in this format.

I will be working on a CD only edition next which will again be limited in number.

You can read more about the songs and processes employed else where in this blog, but if you want to know more, leave a comment in the thread or contact me via adrian4acn@gmail.com.

Limited Edition copies of ‘No Direction’ are for sale now on pre-order for £55.00 which includes UK shipping. For international postage options please ask. Every edition will come with a letter of authenticity and all transactions will be given personal attention. To reserve an early copy send your payment via PayPal to Adrian4acn@googlemail.com

Check back for information about the audio CD only release and other opportunities to get in on ground floor.

You know you want one…..

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Dark(er) Globe

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Not that I want to excuse this or apologise for it, but lets just remember that I am mainly doing this for my own entertainment. Thats why most people blog, lots of lost souls standing in the woods, shouting at the trees until the nuts fall out…. or something like that.

My recent musical escapades have been really enjoyable. I like ‘making things’ and I’ve always had ambitions for sound despite my absence of innate talent or musical ability. I’ve listened to it all in sequence recently and it hangs together well, like something viscous thrown at a wall. From the outset I had hoped to include a cover version and had a short list of contenders. All easy major cords with a limited number of changes. This won hands down. There was a period in the 80’s that we played this endlessly. Poor fractured Syd Barrett in his post Floyd last hurrah before disappearing into a semi in Oxford. A casualty of the excess of 70’s like Peter Green. A unique English poet of nonsense and psychedelia.

This was made with chords I really played, recorded on my phone. I mangled the song three or four times, re-playing sections, some through Amplitube with most of it post processed in Audacity. The vocal on the original is urgent and uncertain, main is shy, languid and equally uncertain. This for me is really sticking my head over the parapet.

With the recordings now complete and only one more (possibly two) more videos to finish the album is nearly due for release. There will be an artefact to contain this nonsense. The video was filmed at Elvaston Castle & Country Park just outside Derby. Another example of the glorious & faded. Something we do well in England.

And for the purists here is the SoundCloud link. You are free to download and keep this for posterity.

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