It’s not been that long since I released my last full album ‘Beyond the Light‘. And whilst in my head I don’t feel I’ve been writing a huge amount since, in actual fact I’ve finished a number of pieces.
My tastes are somewhat eclectic at the best of times, which always gives me a headache at the point of submitting an album for release; exactly what genre am I? To be honest, ‘Electronica’ covers a multitude of sins and so that’s generally where I head.
I know there’s an issue brewing however when even I am scratching my head at the diversity of what pops out of my brain. I’ve made no secret that I work in both the classical and the contemporary worlds, but this month I came up with a couple of tracks that I really couldn’t see how to seat on an album with the other material that’s coming along.
So after a long chat with my friend Jade, I realised it deserved to have it’s own space.
The Fall & Rise of Reginald Fox
With that preface done, I’d love to introduce my new EP ‘The Fall & Rise of Reginald Fox’.
The suite is in three parts, although the story runs far better when taken as a whole (included as a 14 minute 4th track). It begins with a simple ‘cello and violin duet over a piano accompaniment before moving into a dark echoey solo over synths. The final part is the only section with any drums and builds into something of a rock finale.
The narrative I shall leave open to the listeners’ interpretation.