latest Stray Dog Army release is a mini album from Mole Harness
entitled 'flaws and characteristics'. Mole Harness ended on 9th
December 2008 (exactly 7 years after the project began on the same
date in 2001) and the event was marked by this final release. It's
32 minutes in length, consisting of 4 tracks, and is out now and
available from the shop page. A full 10 minute track 'a brush with
bitterness' is available for download now on the MP3s page.
Brewster will continue to release music and play live under his
own name, as well as with various collaborative constellations.
For latest news on these activities go to his new artist website
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.
new copies of the third Mole Harness album 'out of the walled pathway'
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.
2008: The seventh release on Stray Dog Army, an EP by Centreless,
is out now and available from the shop page. Centreless is a new
project from James Brewster, focusing on field recordings and abstract
digitally processed sounds. The EP consists of three parts, and
the first part is available for free download in the MP3s section.
2008: The new Jasper Leyland album 'Wake' is out now on 12x50,
the fifth volume in their 'Carbon' series. It's available now from
the shop page priced £8, including postage to anywhere in
the world. You can download a full track from the album and read
the review from Boomkat, where it was album of the week, at the
EP from improvising duo James Brewster / Peter Henning is out now
on Swedish netlabel Hwem, and is available for free digital download
These five tracks see them 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 the duo's
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.
Jasper Leyland album 'Fieldstone' has now sold out,
both from here and Benbecula. The only place
worldwide you can still get this is Duotone
in Japan, who still have a (very) few copies left. So if you want
to get hold of this record then it may be worth contacting them.
electro-acoustic meditations maintain listening attention throughout.
Even at its most abstract, Fieldstone never loses its intimate and
natural character" Textura
fascinating odyssey of aural pleasures...don't hesitate for even
a minute before picking this one up" Gaz-Eta
heartwarming compound of Eno, Darren Tate, Fennesz and Christopher
Willits with some environmental additions" Touching
a beautiful piece of work... it really wouldn't be out of place
on 12K or a label like Apestaartje" Smallfish
Leyland also now
has his own website here,
where you can listen to a whole track from the new album.
from the future' by Mole Harness was re-released on new Japanese
label Umi on March 24th. The album has been remastered and rehoused
in a nice digipak, and the new version is in an edition of 1000
copies. You can now buy it here from the shop page. The original
250 copy edition of the album on Stray Dog Army has now sold out.
Harness / Jasper Leyland UK tour in December 2006 went really well,
and was a great experience too, so thanks to everyone who helped
organise the gigs or came along to see us play.
magazine in Bristol recently published a Mole Harness interview
/ feature, and you can now read the full article here
in the press section of the Mole Harness site.
Stray Dog Army release, Mole Harness' third album 'out of the walled
pathway', has received some excellent reviews:
is remarkable music—magisterial, heavenly, and ultimately
poignant—that invites and rewards surrender" Textura
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"
than anything it's the sheer beauty of James's work that's so striking"