I reviewed Richard Skelton‘s remarkable novella The Look Away for Caught By The River. The review is here. Continue reading Review of Richard Skelton’s The Look Away
Easter seems an appropriate time for the resurrection of this site. For several years now, I’ve used the brianlavelle.org domain name to point at my Bandcamp pages for digital and physical music releases (those are still here, of course). But my plan is to start posting material more frequently, particularly since the Edinburgh Drift project has been up and running for more than a year … Continue reading Renewal
Fine sand is poured from a pouch, trickled onto a tray or table, fingertips are used to find figures, tracing, erasing, effacing, shaping . . . The mysterious art of sand reading explored in text by Mark Valentine and music by Brian Lavelle, with black and white photography by Jo Valentine. This collaborative project is published in February 2018 by Seacliff Press, a small press … Continue reading Psammomancy booklet & CD
Language of Objects: a new book and CD by Murdo Eason of the Fife Psychogeographical Collective and me, Brian Lavelle. Language of Objects: a 58 page professionally printed book in full colour inside and out, accompanied by a glass mastered CD with a separate download code. Text and images are by Murdo; sound by me; cover design by Vincent Pacheco. The CD contains a new 28 minute composition—Sullen Charybdis, … Continue reading Language of Objects book & CD
Lit faintly by candlelight and by whatever remaining daylight could penetrate the opening, we recorded the various sections of The Boleigh Working live within the depths of Boleigh fogou itself. Ankle deep in mud and cold water, we played and listened as the fogou listened and played with us. The structure seemed to be alive, even if it was hard to forget that Boleigh means … Continue reading Fougou – The Boleigh Working
I’ve released a new, longform piece today for free download, or pay what you want, if you’re so inclined. It’s entitled Prelapsarian and you can get it here. This is a mediation on the lumbering, sneering bulk of Time; and on forgotten places, occluded spaces, in days past I choose to recall as more innocent. It is for Jill, with love. The piece was recorded … Continue reading Prelapsarian
Firstly, a happy new year to everyone. I’ve decided to create a more manageable mailing list and you can subscribe from the link on the right hand side. The messages on this list will be fairly infrequent and should supplement the material on this site. Equally, not everything on here will make its way onto the mailing list, or at least not immediately. I’m planning … Continue reading Happy new year!