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Showing posts from October, 2014

Matthew Shaw at Weekend Other World

Photograph taken by John McMahon

Record collector review in the current issue

Performing Scire at Absolute Elsewhere

Photograph by Heather Leigh

Ithell Colquhoun's tattva cards

Beautiful new edition of only 40 copies cassette from occult UK soundist Matthew Shaw: using acoustic bowed and plucked guitar, vocals, moog prodigy and korg kaossilator, Gorsedd spans two heady visionings of area sonorities, “Primrose Hill” and “Bryn Gwyn”, with bird calls and slow sunrises of gorgeous rainbow-toned drone evoking a feel of a floral albion Taj Mahal Travellers while celestial electronics spin like sad satellites in the background. Another beautiful set from Matthew.


Absolute Elsewhere at Shelley Manor

Tomorrow night at Absolute Elsewhere, I'll be performing a new piece called Scire for the first time. The Absolute Elsewhere event has been planned and programmed by Dominic Shepherd and myself. I met Dominic after a show Tom D Moon had invited me to play st Six project space a small art gallery in Bournemouth, Dominic explained he was involved with a new project called Black Mirror which sounded integrating.
As a result of subsequent conversations Absolute Elsewhere began to form as a multimedia art event, exploring the esoteric and occult in art.

A little information about Shelley Manor "The house, built for Mr Philip Norris in 1801, and two hundred acres of land were bought in 1849 by Sir Percy Florence Shelley, the only surviving child of the romantic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the writer, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. He had originally intended it for his ailing mother, but she was too ill to move from London and died in 1851. Sir Percy and his wife, …


Gorsedd is a celebration of the procession of the Equinox’s as observed from Primrose Hill and Tower Hill, or Bryn Gwyn, in London. The cover features a photograph of Stonehenge taken at the summer solstice and provides a central context in the year for the two musical pieces. The winter Solstice is neither represented musically or pictorially but respected as a time of inward thought and contemplation, the opportunity to reflect and release and let go into no thing. Composed, performed and sculpted by Matthew Shaw using acoustic, bowed & plucked guitar, voice, Moog Prodigy & Korg Kaossilator. Recorded in Christchurch, Dorset in 2014.
Availble to order now from Only 40 copies of the physical edition are available. From then on this will be a digital only release.