Hey, so a happy new year and all that, had a really great break where i was internet free for a bit over xmas which felt amazing – must force myself to do this more over the coming year.
A few things that happened over the holidays -
Dronarivm released this great compilation called 15 Shades of White which featured a new track of mine called Etude V which can be streamed/ordered below:
The compilation is well worth checking out and features tracks from Jacaszek, Kreng, Aaron Martin & Christoph Berg, Sophie Hutchings & Peter Hollo, Marsen Jules and more…..
Another compilation that was released a few days ago and is completely free is the latest sampler from Denovali Records featuring mostly tracks from albums released in 2013 but also a few that are coming up early in 2014 (which includes mine), well worth giving this a listen – the Denovali roster is as varied and consistently good as any you’ll come across:
A few things coming up in 2014 -
My new album ‘Eaten Alive’ is released on 31st January on LP/CD/Digital through Denovali. Check out the artwork below – it features photography from my good friend Jonathan Birch which was manipulated and assembled by my good brother Jordan Chatwin. Came out looking like this:
If you havent already stream a track or two from the album here:
Ordering details to follow soon…..
As for live dates ill be back in Europe on tour with Petrels in March, which follows a lone-date supporting Loscil in Aberdeen (Scotland) on the 18th February. Full dates to be announced soon….
In other brief news – work is well underway on an album of music slightly detached from what im doing as Talvihorros featuring slightly more composed, cinematic and emotive stuff that will hopefully get finished in 2014 and released under my own name. I also contributed some ideas and noises to the upcoming Graveyard Tapes album which sounds excellent and will be out this year, possibly with some live dates too.
The new album ‘Eaten Alive’ will be released on Facture on the 25th October. It will be a hand-made CD limited to 200 copies. If you want to secure a copy you will most likely need to sign up to the Facture mailing list as they wont last long:
Got a mention in Artrocker as they reviewed the recent London edition of the Denovali Swingfest:
“UK Denovali act Talvihorros before were a master class on how to fill vast, epic space with playing that showed attention to detail and how to build tension. A few of the audience were in foetal position for an opening of twangy langour (roughly, Godspeed soundtracking Paris, Texas). But the duo went from tropes to mastery, as cymbal descriptive of an incoming tide, ominous kick drum and jarring electronics gradually ramped up a 45 minute soundscape (?) to a galloping kraut drumming finale. Force of nature and excellent.”
I recently contributed new music to this Calvin Klein Fashion Film. There are four new pieces of music along with a version of ‘Alpha’ from ‘Descent Into Delta’ mixed alongside music from Olafur Arnalds and Jacaszek in this 10 minute short film:
and for those of you with busy lives who dont have time to sit through all 10 mins – here is a handy 30 second cutdown: