The very first Ex-Wise Heads recordings are now available in download format from here.
Dating from early 1998, and, saving a single overdub, recorded completely live to a four track cassette machine. Subsequently the material was digitally mixed and mastered by Geoff Leigh, with the assistance of Paul Mex.
"Everything is Hear" was recorded sometime after Geoff Leigh and I first started improvising and composing together as a duo and features Julian Franks on an array of Middle Eastern and Indian percussion (tablas, djembe and darabuka.) who had joined us for our first few live gigs.
Although this line up performed live a few times, these are the only recordings featuring Julian, as he moved on soon after and was replaced by Vincent Salzfaas, who had a much more African oriented percussion approach. We went on to record two albums, ("No Grey Matter" and "Time and Emotion Study") with Vincent, before exploring more electronic elements and settling into a "duo with guests" format.
Some of the material here was reworked for the subsequent debut album "No Grey Matter" but it's certainly different enough from those later recordings.
"Everything is Hear" is certainly raw, eccentric perhaps and maybe even a bit primitive, and it was never meant as an album proper, but it has an energy, directness and character of it's own and listening from a distance of 18 years, I think it has aged well….
Follow this link to get the Burning Shed Edition of "Everything is Hear" on CDR
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Cover image by Petulia Mattioli
- Cold Facts
- Incineration Of Sorrows
- The Augur
- Appeasing The Apparition
- Serving The Alibi
- Cloud Of Liars
- Draugr (Leon Switch Remix)
"Draugr" is due a late October release on Rarenoise, first preview to be released is the track "Appeasing the Apparition" which you can hear below:
..more news to follow…..
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Friday, 12 August 2016
See above, a short trailer for the upcoming Burnt Belief album "Emergent" which is set for release on October 7th via Cargo Distribution, and it will also be available through all the usual digital outlets and Burning Shed too.
Friday, 5 August 2016
Thursday, 4 August 2016
The album is scheduled for an October 2016 release on Rarenoise, more news when I have it...
Thursday, 28 July 2016
"Emergent" the upcoming third album from Jon Durant and myself under the name "Burnt Belief" is now completely finished and set for an early October 2016 release.
Vinny Sabatino, who joined us on "Etymology" and for a previous live date, is on drums.
The last two albums "Etymology" and "Burnt Belief", having been on import only at the time of release, will also be distributed via Cargo at the same time.
1.The Bubble Bursts
2. More Snow
3. The Confidence of Ignorance
5. Until The Stars Go Out
6. Language of Movement
7. Turning Torso
8. Ghosts Aquatic
Audio previews, press release and other information to follow.