Quiraing, the Ambient/Drone album from myself and Robert Davies will be released January 25th on Databloem.
Taking inspiration from the epic landscapes found in Scotland, Quiraing was recorded over 2 years during 2012-2014 during what was a prolific time for Robert. The album survived my bouts with writers block, sickness, family crisis and 2 computer failures, the fact that I stand here 3 years after we started, with a finished project to present to you, makes me extremely excited, and frankly, a little relieved.
I was stunned and excited when Robert accepted my invitation to do a record together. Robert and I have very different writing methodologies, and working with him was both challenging and rewarding, and I feel our unique ways of working contributed to a very unique sound on this release. It truly doesnít sound like anything else out there at the moment. Robert really blew me away with his contributions, I loved working with him on Quiraing, and I hope itís only the first of several collaborations together.
Here's a 12 minute album preview:
1. Quiraing - 10:57
2. Seaside Surreal - 6:42
3. Moorlands - 13:13
4. Stone Circle - 8:04
5. Megalith - 8:17
6. Lochs Obscured - 7:22
7. Sunshowers - 9:35
8. Only Rain - 5:26
Total Runtime: 69:42
Want to hear the whole thing?
Good, because At Water's Edge, Rebekkah Hilgrave's fantastic weekly radio show on Stillstream will debut Quiraing in it's entirety on January 24th, 2pm-5pm Pacific, 4-7pm Central, 9pm-1am UTC.
This will be the worldwide debut of the album, and you won't hear it anywhere else! Robert Davies and I will both be in chat for the duration of the show. Feel free to stop in and ask us... anything.
See you there!