Mole Harness ended on 9th December 2008, exactly 7 years after the project began on the same date in 2001. This event was marked by the release of a final mini album of Mole Harness material, entitled 'flaws and characteristics'. It's 32 minutes in length, consisting of 4 tracks, and is out now on Stray Dog Army and available from the shop page. A full 10 minute track 'a brush with bitterness' is available for download now on the MP3s page. Reasons for the end of Mole Harness are illuminated in the updated biography section.

I will continue to release music and play live under my own name, as well as with various collaborative constellations. For latest news on these activities go to my new website here. The first James Brewster solo album, provisionally entitled 'Your life was but a trick of the light', is currently being finished and will be released some time in 2009.

I've just made some new copies of the 'out of the walled pathway' album, which are available now from the shop page. These are in different packaging to the original edition of 150 which sold out well over a year ago.

April 2008: I've just released a new EP under the name Centreless. This is a new project of mine which focuses on field recordings and abstract digitally processed sounds. It's out on Stray Dog Army and available from the shop page here. The EP consists of three parts, and the first part is available for free download in the MP3s section of the label site here.

February 2008: The debut EP from James Brewster / Peter Henning (an improvising duo I am one half of) is out now on Swedish netlabel Hwem. It's available for free digital download via These five tracks see us focusing almost entirely on no input electronics, sculpting the feedback, hiss and hum of their equipment into a variety of different forms. Read more at our new website here, where you can also download the EP as either MP3s or full quality WAV files. A physical version of EP has also been released on Sprachlos, as a 3" CD housed in a custom designed box, and is available from the shop page.

My second album 'a present from the future' was re-released on new Japanese label Umi on March 24th 2007. The album has been remastered and rehoused in a very nice digipak, and the new version is in an edition of 1000 copies. It is available here now from the shop page. The original 250 copy edition of the album on Stray Dog Army has now sold out.

The Mole Harness / Jasper Leyland UK tour in December 2006went really well, and was a great experience too, so thanks to everyone who helped organise the gigs or came along to see us play.

Venue magazine in Bristol recently published a Mole Harness interview / feature, and you can now read the full article here in the press section.

Meanwhile the third Mole Harness album 'out of the walled pathway' is still available, and has received some excellent reviews:

"this is remarkable music—magisterial, heavenly, and ultimately poignant—that invites and rewards surrender" Textura

"achieve(s) that rare feat of sounding very little like any electronica act before him... The term otherworldly is overused but 'Out Of The Walled Pathway' actually justifies that description" Leonard's Lair

"More than anything it's the sheer beauty of James's work that's so striking" Smallfish

There are excerpts from two of the tracks up in the MP3s section, and you can buy it via the shop page and also from Smallfish, Norman Records and Duotone.

Both 'a present from the future' and 'out of the walled pathway' were included in Japanese record shop Duotone's top 20 of 2006.

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