I’m moving house and need to shift a few things quick. Please email me if your interested in any of the following…..
Olan Mill – Paths 180gm Vinyl, poster £10 + p&p
Olan Mill – Paths CD, booklet £7 + p&p
Olan Mill – Pine 6 panel CD £4 + p&p
Pausal – Lapses CD £6 + p&p
Pausal – Autumnal Tape £5 + p&p
I answered some questions.
At the end of 2012 I answered a few questions about artwork at A Closer Listen. The article relates to the Olan Mill ‘Paths’ release and features a number of their favourite album covers of the year.
A new Olan Mill track ‘Echo Of Tomorrow’ can be found on this epic compilation from Headphone Commute. All money raised by the release will go to help communities effected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. It’s a fantastic opportunity to discover new music, while also helping a worthy cause. 87 tracks @ $10……….
The track ‘Camino De Las Yungas’ can be downloaded for free as part of the recent Future Sequence complication.
Olan Mill will perform in Barcelona on December 13th. The show will take place at The Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, which is located on the main square at the top of La Rambla. I’ll be joined by Alex Lucas , who played on the last record ‘Home’. We’ll be playing two grand pianos, one clean the other processed. Can’t wait!
I’m happy to be releasing my new record ‘Home’ on Preservation as part of its Circa series. Here’s what Andrew at the label had to say about the release.
“The tender clusters of sound that have defined Olan Mill’s tonal space take on a new soaring quality in using voice to propel Home with a new emotional surge. Alongside soprano Patricia Boynton featuring throughout, Smalley has assembled an ensemble of musicians playing woodwind, piano, pipe organ and violin to augment his guitar and field recordings. Together they combine for both moments of heart-rending intimacy and bursts of flowering, floating orchestral sound. Inspired by travels abroad, Home is a both an urban and exotic panorama, keening with waves of joyous energy and direct pulse, as well as the ultimate comedown from such pure euphoria. Recorded by Smalley in his home – a place lived in by his family in generations past – the album has an earthy air that magically weaves through its otherworldy radiance to portray the compelling dynamic at the heart of Olan Mill”.
Home is the fifth work in Preservation’s limited edition CD series Preservation called Circa for 2012. Only 300 copies of each release in the series will be available and will feature a design by Mark Gowing. each design realised using an abstract alphabet that creates an interlocking grid, determined by artist and volume number for something both fixed, random and unified across the entire series.
Released on CD in October 2012. Limited to 300 copies.