Chris and Michael have collaborated previously; First, when Begg produced a track for Connelly’s DAY OF KNOWLEDGE album, and then, in 2014, when Connelly sang on Human Greed’s extraordinary WORLD FAIR album.
This is their first full length collaboration, released on Jnana Records, and features a series of spoken texts and soundscapes in which the pair evoke the singular ambience, elegiac and melancholy, of Edinburgh in the early 1980s. Connelly’s personal reflections and lyrical recounting of wayward youth and Bohemian nights is counterpointed by Begg’s “audio archaeology” in which he draws ghostly melodic sketches from field recordings and found sounds.
“A beautifully melancholy rumination”
CD Jewel Case/ 8pp booklet edition