This track, Procession, is from the cd Seven Sisters (2009). Each track is based on one of the Seven Sisters or Pleiades culminating in the final track, Doves to Stars.
In Greek Mythology there are several stories about how the Seven Sisters became stars. In one such myth the hunter Orion began to pursue all of the Pleiades. To save them from Orion, Zeus transformed them first into doves and then into stars to comfort their father. The constellation of Orion is said to still pursue them across the night sky.
I based the artwork for this video on Mycenaean frescoes, including the doves.
This album won the Best Electronic Album Award for Zone Music Reporter in 2009.
Two years ago I went to an exhibition about African Textiles, which showed not only how colourful and beautiful they are but also the deeper meanings of the patterns, – Culturally, Socially and Politically.
In the video for the track Warrior, I wanted to try and emulate the colours of the textiles and the African landscape and skies. The masks are from a wide range of African tribes and are ceremonial and hunting masks. They too are works of great craftsmanship.
As people who know me will tell you, I love trees and so have included the Acacia and Baobab.
Warrior is from the cd Memorophilia (2006)
Some of my fractal artwork.
From the cd The Beauty is Knowing…(2001)
Turquoise is a single by SOUNDICIAN that was originally released a year ago.
Not long after the death of my father, I made a sort of pilgrimage to Greece, a favourite place of his. He had talked a lot about the Aegean and how beautiful it was, with the colours changing different shades of turquoise depending on the light and time of day. I went to see for myself and the images of the light reflecting on the water stayed with me. I wrote Turquoise on a very grey rainy day here in England but with the images in my mind. The past few months I have been creating Aegean sea pictures that show how light is reflected on the water at different times of the day. The resulting pictures I set to the music and strangely they also look like the vivid blue coloured tiles that you can get in Greece.
You can get the free track here