Let Your Amour Down’ emerged from a deeply instinctive process of songwriting. It was about the search for liberating images and exploring the depths of the imagination to seek new energy and inspiration. Both writing and recording came together in a surprisingly strong and sudden cathartic outburst of creativity. All my music tends to involve some kind of shift in the fabric of consciousness, often though a search for symbols, or by following an unknown path towards transformation. The guitar used throughout the album was also very important. It’s a really unusual old instrument salvaged from a second hand shop over a decade ago. I once took it on an adventure across the U.K., recording a series of spontaneous oral histories within the landscape. I like to think the spiritual energy and magic of those encounters lay dormant in the guitar until I rediscovered it again in my cupboard this year. The songs somehow just tumbled straight out from the vortex. One voice, one guitar, a labyrinth of messages and lots of analogue tape! It all fell into place exactly as was meant to be.
Let Your Armour down is now available from Kosi Records on professionally dubbed cassette with full colour J-Card, featuring two exclusive bonus tracks.
Only 50 copies will be made, and each tape comes with a unique original miniature cassette sized dragon drawing from Burnt Paw.