This is a re-issue of my first recordings, which were done from 1999-2001 and gathered together for release on a netlabel in 2006. The album was quite successful and is considered an excellent example of the sixties/seventies-influenced "psych folk" or "acid folk" style. You can download this new version, with three bonus tracks recorded in 2011, for free via the Happy Puppy netlabel or the Free Music Archive:
"Mixing delicate Nick Drake guitars with a beautiful and haunting voice, reminiscent of Alisdair Roberts or Alan Davidson, this is a high quality selection of songs that is timeless in its subtle enchantment. Opening with “You Will Return”, it is immediately apparent that here is an artist with rare talent, the gentle rainfall guitar blending wonderfully with the contemplative lyrics to create a mesmerising slice of acoustic wizardry.
"Featuring some delicately poised vocal overdubs and just the right amount of instrumental ornamentation, the album seems to flow like a river, gently caressing your soul as it talks of the joys and tears of existence, and our place in the universe, the lyrics dealing with melancholy in a sympathetic and beautiful way.
"Possibly my favourite track on the album is the poignant “My Name Is Death”, concerning a farmer's meeting with death and the inevitable outcome of such a meeting, the tale orchestrated perfectly by the playing and quiet arrangement. Elsewhere on the album, “Judgement Day” is a mellow tune with some rustling percussion and a west-coast feel, whilst “Galaxies” is so beautiful it almost hurts.
"With so much to enjoy and explore, this is an album you will find yourself returning to again and again, if only for the majestic “St. George’s Hill”, another song tinged with sadness whilst being blessed with magic and a heart-stopping vocal delivery to take your breath away.
"...this is a classic in the making from an artist you will be hearing more about."