Thursday 12 November 2020

Brocken Spectre - Interference Overhead / Fireworks Thrower


Treehouse Orchestra Recordings. TOR077. 2020.

01 Interference Overhead
02 Fireworks Thrower

Stephen Benson - Guitars & Bass.
Marc Gillen - Guitars & Vocals.
Steve Orchiton - Drums.

Recorded at Scott's Self Storage, September 2020.

Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Sharp, October 2020.


Various Artists - Esoterica Britannica X


Fan made compilation 2020.

01 Burial - Night Bus
02 The Chemical Brothers - Hanna's Theme
03 Damon Albarn - Apple Carts
04 Broadcast - Man is Not a Bird
05 Cate Le Bon - Shoeing the Bones
06 Mica Levi - Lonely Void
07 White Noise - Your Hidden Dreams
08 The Bonzo Dog Band - Quiet Talks and Summer Walks
09 Super Furry Animals - Ymaelodi A'r Ymylon
10 Mount Vernon Arts Lab - Warminister 4
11 Gwenno - Daromres Y'n Howl
12 Radiohead - Burn the Witch
13 Jocelyn Pook - Masked Ball (Extended Mix)
14 Richard Dawson - Ogre
15 The Raincoats - Only Loved at Night
16 Micahu and the Shapes - Eat Your Heart
17 Wreckless Eric - Lureland
18 Swell Maps - The Stars Are Like An Avalanche
19 Boards Of Canada - The Colour of the Fire
20 Cate Le Bon - The Eiggy Sea
21 The Fall - To NK Roachment- Yarbles
22 Pink Floyd - Jugband Blues

Friend David has provided us with a new installment of the Esoterica Britannica series.

Messol featuring Eleanor Servanté - Battle of Black Beck / Faint Lines


Treehouse Orchestra Recordings TOR076. 2020.

01 Battle of Black Beck
02 Faint Lines

Marc Gillen: Guitars, keyboards and sounds.

with Eleanor Servanté: Vocals.

Words by Marc Gillen.

Recorded at home, August - September 2020.

Mixed and arranged by Alastair Popple at the Kitchen Sync.

Photography by Marc Gillen.

"Messol is a new project for me, the idea being I write a song, ask someone to sing it, use it as an A-side. Then I write a B-side, maybe an instrumental or a little experiment, then put it out as a single. Repeat and fade, maybe one day if I get a few done it will make for a cool wonky mixtape.

If I'm really lucky different singers will sing the songs and bring something to the words and melody that goes places I would not. A chance to see what opens up. It's always fascinating to hear someone sing your words, collaboration is a beautiful thing.

I am thrilled that Eleanor Servanté agreed to sing on these two tracks; after hearing the wonderful 'Distaff Lines', I knew I wanted Eleanor to sing 'Battle of Black Beck', which I wrote three years ago and it was going to be a Mystery Spring song, but it always seemed to slip away quietly. It was always the odd one out. Three years of roaming and now Eleanor has given it a home."