Under the capable direction of John Hannon, myself, Emma and Diana (Owl Service / Greanvine ) recorded a version of Idumea at No Recording Studio in Rayleigh. I'm not sure when this track will see the light of day, it needs a couple of minor tweaks first, but I think it is the start of the next album - more on that later.
Diana in the recording booth.
Lewes was the last show for this trip back to the UK and somewhere, despite its close proximity to Brighton, I had never visited before. Initial impressions were that it was a quaint town, quintessentially rooted in it's medieval street layout surrounding a Saxon built castle perched on its prominent hill which overlooks the flood plain of the River Ouse. Four second hand / antiquarian bookshops were to be found in the high street - of course we couldn't help but look in each one.
The venue for the show was Cafe Des Artistes, a re-purposed warehouse that had been turned into a venue / artists workshops / gallery space situated in an industrial park next to the slowly oozing Ouse. The headline act was 21 Crows, a melancholic folk group who reminded me a little of The Doomed Bird of Providence in their stories of colonial doom.
Some of the artwork inhabits the building.
First act on: Van Couer in full flow.