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New Release: Somacopia DeFacto

Friday 16th March saw the publication of our latest release, ‘Somacopia DeFacto’ by experimental artists Anthony Donovan and {AN} EeL (Neale D. Retke).

By turns playful and brutal, Somacopia DeFacto is an uncompromising journey into the psyche and is strictly for the adventurous. Fiercely experimental, the album comprises three parts, each made up of multiple sequences. If you are comfortable with the later works of Scott Walker or some of the Beefheart albums, give this a try.

New release from Cousin Silas

We are delighted to announce that we have today released our first album from Cousin Silas. ‘Sketches, Rough Drafts and Early Ideas’ is a collection of previously unreleased material, curated by the man himself, dating back to David’s first adoption of the Cousin Silas name.

Despite being early material, the pieces are remarkably mature and accomplished. Fans of Cousin Silas will find plenty to enjoy here, with many of the Silas trademarks already showing through. Several of the pieces are quite sombre and err towards the dark ambient genre, while others feature the use of sequencers, reminiscent of Berlin school elektronische musik.

It’s a fascinating journey, and it’s completely free from our Bandcamp page.

And would you look at that, we didn’t even mention the Kickstarter.

News from the Conning Tower: t.r. hand

More news than we can shake a stick at this week, and we’ve shaken sticks with the best of them.

Main news – as alluded to in previous posts – is the arrival of a new artist on our roster, t.r. hand, whose new album ‘Folke Meditation’ will be released in February.

Due to withdrawal of his right to see any visitors, we have been unable to speak directly to t.r. hand himself, but we have been handed a press release from his agent and some-time minder. The press release reads as follows:

Q: What is t. r. hand?
A: t. r. hand is:

An errant Spirit Animal

An ongoing distraction

A New Age Guru looking for a philosophy

A chattering noise just outside your peripheral vision

An absent friend and surprise guest

A savage heart & a spirit of vengeance

A slave of middle management aching for revolution

A recovering public menace

A brother and digital journeyman

So, there you go. More details about ‘Folke Meditation’ will emerge in February.

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In other news, Crayon Angels have some radio spots coming up to mark the launch of their new EP. Hear them on the radio with your ears like so:

  • Chris Arscott’s Folk & Acoustic Music Show, Triangle Radio: 30 Jan (8-10pm) (repeated 1 Feb 6-8pm)
  •  Eden Folk, Eden FM, Liz Franklin: 31 Jan (8-10pm)
  •  Alternative Roots, Brum Radio, Mike Davies:  4 Feb (from noon)

You can hear a track from the EP, again using your ears, right here:


Lastly, we have been contacted by a further three artists intending to release work on SBC. Lots of details to thrash out at this stage, but each of them is bringing something unique to the table so stay tuned for more details.