Thursday, 23 October 2014

Upcoming Twinscapes Live Dates.

Below is a list of all the forthcoming gigs and clinics for Twinscapes, in the UK and Italy, I've included links where I have them. Drummer Roberto Gualdi will be joining Lorenzo Feliciati and myself on all the dates.


November 1st  The Islington London, "Wayward Basses" with Steve Lawson and Prescott (see previous post)

Click here for tickets.


November 7th  Prog Exhibition Milan

November 21st Clinic @ CPM Music Institute (Milan) Via Privato Elio Reguzzoni, 15 Milano

November 22 Clinic   @ Turin Lizard School ore 16 al Punto Rec di Via Gressoney 29/B Torino

November  23rd Groovehouse Music Concert and Clinic @Il Melo ONLUS
Via Magenta 3-21013 Gallarate (VA)

November 24th Clinic @ Saint Louis Music College followed by concert at Planet Club Rome Via del Commercio, 36, 00154 Roma (with Luca Spagnoletti)

November 25th Clinic and concert in Firenze details TBC

November 26th Concert at La Salumera della Musica, Via Antonio Pasinetti 4, 20141 Milano (0256807350)



Thursday, 16 October 2014

"Etymology" Out Next Week.

Etymology is streaming in full at the link below for a very limited time:

You can also read Jon Durant's track by track thoughts. My previous posts about the album can be found here and here.



Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Twinscapes - Live in Milan

Twinscapes will be doing a set in Milan on November 7th, see above, and this date will be followed later in November with a series of shows, ( Including Rome and Firenze) and also a few clinics, details of which I'll post up here soon.
Roberto Gualdi will be joining us on drums for all the dates, including London on the 1st November.



Friday, 3 October 2014

Burnt Belief - Precis

Below, from the Alchemy Records Soundcloud page, "Precis" pre-release of a full track from "Etymology":

More info on Popmatters, the album can be pre-ordered here or here.



Friday, 26 September 2014

Wayward Basses Night in London in November

See below, the poster for the "Wayward Basses" evening coming up in November.

I first became aware of Kev Hopper's unique, quirky and engaging bass style through his work with the band Stump in the '80's. It's amazing to me that I first saw them on TV's "The Tube", you can knock the 1980's all you like (deservedly so at times for sure), but at least then, odd, unusual bands and artists could get sometimes get through the mire of tacky commercial pop and be seen on mainstream TV, I can't think of any equivalent today.

I've followed Kev's post Stump output, and his music is always really original, offbeat, fun and inspiring, especially the album "Spoombung" which, as well as being a really adventurous listen, shows off some great sonic possibilities of the bass guitar.

Kev will be playing with his great new trio called Prescott,  featuring drummer Frank Byng (of Snorkel, another band well worth checking out)  and polymath keyboard player Rhodri Marsden.

Solo bass experimentalist, serial collaborator and looping expert Steve Lawson will also be playing a set. To pick a random example of his work, this version of REM's "Orange Crush" below illustrates Steve's ability to really develop and expand a familiar theme into something completely new and engrossing:

....he's incredibly prolific, so a trip to his website is going to be more up to date than anything I can say.

A Facebook Event page for the gig can be found here:

….and Ticket information can be found here:

…...and you can read more about the gig on the Bass Guitar Magazine website if you click here.

…..all set for a great night. I am really looking forward to it.



PS Twinscapes will also be playing London's Match and Fuse Festival on October 4th, please see my previous post here.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Etymology - Tracklisting and Pre Order Information, and bonus tracks.

My upcoming collaborative album with Jon Durant, Eytmology is now up for pre-order on burning shed here or via Jon Durant's own website here.

Release/Shipping date will be October 20th (21st in the USA)

Also available at all the usual outlets of course:  iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon etc

As a small incentive for those who might like to support us directly as individuals, the first 200 copies shipped through Jon Durant's webshop or Burning Shed will come with a download code which gives access to "Etymology Bonus", in the form of five other tunes:

1) Charlatan - Burnt Belief (Bonus track from the Etymology sessions, featuring Vinny Sabatino on Drums)
2) Plural -  a new version of a tune I contributed to the Mick Karn benefit compilation album "A Show of Love Respect and Grace" back in 2010.
3) Behind Stone Walls - Jon Durant (from his album "Brief Light" features Vinny Sabatino on percussion and Tony Levin on Stick)
4) Tears Trickle Down - Jon Durant (from "Silent Extinction Beyond the Zero" feat. Tony Levin on electric upright Bass)
5) Clock Dismay - a previously unreleased track of mine.

Full track listing and timings for the album are below:

1 Chromatique - 7.12
2 Dissemble - 4.36
3 Precis - 5.13
4 Hraunfossar - 6.39
5 Convergence - 5.22
6 Rivulet - 7.06
7 White Keys - 6.02.
8 Not Indifferent - 11.40
9 Hover - 5.22
10 Chimera - 6.37
11 Squall - 6.01

…..and the official press release can be found here.

My thanks go out to our guests, drummers Vinny Sabatino, Dean McCormick and Jose DuQue and violinist Steve Bingham, also Randy Roos at Squam Sound in New Hampshire for mixing and mastering.

We'll also be previewing a couple of full length tracks very soon….


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Twinscapes Live in London at the Vortex October 4th

Twinscapes will be appearing at the Vortex in London on October the 4th.
This performance is part of the Match and Fuse Festival, please see the Match and Fuse website for more info, there's a whole host of great bands from all over Europe.
Tickets are available on this link.
Drummer Roberto Gualdi, who appeared in the album will be joining myself and Lorenzo Feliciati to expand the line up to a trio, and this is the first in a series of dates we'll be doing in the UK and Italy over this coming autumn.

More info soon….



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