“A strange melange of sensations overtook her. She was alone with the music, and together they occupied an entirely separate place in time. Initially it seemed that it was the hammock which swayed, but now the hammock seemed entirely still and it was the stage which moved, enlarging and contracting in time with the music. “
Join Jessica aboard mysterious research vessel Spiral Dial for Episode 2 of our new sci-fi serial. This month’s episode is only available on Bandcamp– download the album and you’ll receive the story in pdf format. Episode 1 is still available here.
Improvised in the pitch black of Anarres Studio on Hallowe’en eve, this month’s music is inspired by sounds from Schoenberg to Sondheim, setting the scene for the macabre and surreal events on board.
Lilting recorder delays and bass clarinet rock below a soaring melody, lulling the listener into a false sense of security. A simple repeated vocal melody enters next, sliding over detuned synthesisers from one key to the next before returning to reality accompanied by tumbling recorder arpeggios.
We hope you enjoy it! Episode 3 is due on Christmas Day- more news on this coming very soon. In the meantime, let’s get through the rest of 2020 and hope that 2021 will be better! Thank you for your support.