TOR087. Released June 2022.
01 These Dislocated Isles (Part 1)
02 These Dislocated Isles (Part 2)
The latest release from Treehouse Orchestra Recordings.
Marc Gillen - Vocals, Drum Machine, Electric Guitars, Keyboards, sounds & samples.
All music and words written by Marc Gillen except ‘Lighthouse’ written by Marc Gillen and Alastair Popple.
Version of ‘Lighthouse’ sample used prepared by Alastair Popple.
Recorded at home October 2021 to January 2022.
Mixed and edited by Stephen Benson.
Mastered by Jonathan Sharp.
Artwork and design by Emily Ford.
"These Dislocated Isles, and the lighthouse is broken. The last several years has been a heady trip, sometimes dark and long, sometimes baffling and strange, always surprising, always changing. Strange times indeed as I often hear people say.
Lucky for me, I’m still here to hear them call out, still enjoying the glimpses of light and euphoria when they bolt from the earth and sky.
Feelings and events (personal and communal) have come and gone like quicksands on a ghost beach. Themes emerge and permeate in the ether.
Divorce, bouts of loneliness, falling madly in love and re-marrying, the joy of DIY and punk noise, depression (mostly of dear others) have all featured as constants in my mind casting a tangled web. STICKY.
Add to this constant social and political upheaval, Myopia (everywhere), attacks on the common good, serious illness, lucid dreaming, near death flirtations and explosions of art, song, love and future fever dreams and you have a cerebral headfuck.
This thirty-minute (or so…) TONE POEM (HA!) is a reflection on our personal and shared dislocations, mentally, physically, politically, socially, geographically, economically and spiritually. I pieced it together at the end of 2021 intending to perform it live. Alas, illness has prevented this as yet.
For now, here is A version of These Dislocated Isles for prosperity, bundled up inside tape and digital space, making little sense but holding onto something…. for something (people).
Thanks for listening, everything is possible.
Whoever you are, no one belongs here more than you." - Marc
Free download and extremely limited cassette available from our Bandcamp.