THE SOLAR HERESIES & THE LUNAR SEQUENCE

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SKU: Solar/Lunar

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THE SOLAR HERESIES & THE LUNAR SEQUENCE

This CD is made up of two extended pieces. THE SOLAR HERESIES was recorded with a magnificent Norwegian chamber orchestra under the direction of Ricardo Odriozola, who arranged and conducted my music and vocal performance, while THE LUNAR SEQUENCE features musicians from the Glastonbury music community (with an important contribution from the Liverpool Heavy Metal scene) and vocals from myself, Lene Lovich, and actor Nick Lucas.

This CD may at some future point be made available on BandCamp for digital download or streaming, but at present, it exists only as a physical CD (in Super Jewel Box with 24-page booklet).

THE SOLAR HERESIES

The text of ‘The Solar Heresies’ was set down spontaneously, in the space of an hour; an unplanned mystical tract. It was written in February 2015, at Udaipur, Rajasthan, on the shore of Lake Pichola, as women did their laundry on the little dhobi ghat below our window.

It is a spiritual work, but, as with almost all my writing, the overall mood is light-hearted (the Tragic Muse has never been able to gain much traction with me). However, I should make it clear that there are some serious metaphysical propositions being offered here.

The music  was recorded in Bergen, Norway in September 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample from ‘Prologia and Part One

Sample from ‘Part Two’

Sample from ‘Part Three

Sample from ‘Part Four’

Sample from ‘Part Five’

 

THE LUNAR SEQUENCE

‘The Lunar Sequence’ comprises a series of meditations on the full moon. I found that, over the years, I had written various fragments of text about different aspects of this lovely and mysterious object, and these make up much of the libretto. Some lines of the spoken lyrics date from my teenage years, and the fact that these sections are not immediately obvious suggests the discomforting possibility that my writing has not matured quite as much as I would like to imagine.

The work was recorded in ‘Studio Judex’, perhaps better described as my garden shed, between 2018 and 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample from ‘First Quarter’

Sample from ‘Second Quarter’

Sample from ‘Third Quarter’

Sample from ‘Fourth Quarter’