Distants

Released today, Distants is a collection of compilation tracks, online pieces (self-released and released by others) and some other oddities. There’s one very short unreleased track, which comes from the same sessions as Suburban Electrification. There are 28 pieces across more than 120 minutes, and there’s a lot of variety in tone and texture—something for everyone, perhaps? I’ve set the release as “pay what you … Continue reading Distants

A new recording – endecade

I’ve uploaded a long—a very long—field recording piece today, endecade. At 200 minutes’ duration, this is the longest single release I’ve created. Click on the image below to go to the download page. It’s a largely quiet and unassuming recording made in a suburban back garden somewhere in Edinburgh in the last few hours of the last decade. The punctuation points are revelry and fireworks, … Continue reading A new recording – endecade

Renewal

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

Psammomancy booklet & CD

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 book & 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

Fougou – The Boleigh Working

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