The new collection - All The Ends of All The Roads - is NOW RELEASED!
"A thousand thanks to all who have made kind enquiries about this, and for your patience. I hope it's in some way been worth the wait; well it has been for me, from an intrinsic point of view". c.a.
To hear the album and have the option of downloading it, please go to the Bandcamp link.
Included in the download is a bonus track - Konvergenz.
Or...click on the player below left for a montage of the album's tracks.
(Montage track listings below)
To hear the tracks on this collection, and to have the option of downloading the album or individual tracks, go to:
Or...click on the player below to hear two short montages of the album's tracks.
Around two years ago now I completed a collaboration of sorts with the Somerset-based composer Jon Michaelson (curveballelectronic.bandcamp.com). This is titled Tunnelling, and is essentially the addition of an ambient-melodic guitar backdrop to his short, originally solo, 'piano' composition of same. We are both proud of the outcome, and Jon agreed to my inclusion of it on the planned forthcoming CD release of Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep (as described below), really as a bonus track; though I feel strongly that it sits very nicely within the context of the other pieces. This is now available as a download via the a s y l u m p e a c e Bandcamp site (links above and below).
The plan for a simultaneous release of both Some Must Watch... and All The Ends... on a hard format (CD/vinyl/compact cassette) remains in place. Concept and production preparations continue, at - as I always say - my usual ponderous, intermittent at times, but dogged pace. I am trying to time and tie this from a creative and a financial point of view with more advertising, a YouTube video; and some scattered live appearances at some point.
The following I do retain, very sincerely, from the previous announcement (and the one before that):
I remain ever grateful for and humbled by the interest and support shown in my, until now, download-only releases. I acknowledge this especially in view of my almost 'persona non grata' status in the wider context of the multitudinous number of amazing, creative and successful (however you measure that on the relative spectrum of 'success': I heard a wonderful phrase recently - in a film the title of which I don't recall at this particular moment; simply: 'success is the joy you feel'. I thought that was rather lovely, and profound in the most understated of ways) artists out there.
Love and peace of mind to all and much thanks indeed, as always, for your very kind support and interest. Christopher
a s y l u m p e a c e
Music of Christopher Andreas &
Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep montage:
Part 1: Grafted > On Waking (I Instantly Understood) > Opus 1934 > Some Must Watch... > The Raegid Sparrow > Supplication of Silence >Part 2: Grafted > On Waking... > Some Must watch... > Supplication...> Opus 1934
All The Ends of All The Roads montage:
All the Ends of All The Roads > Kindness of Strangers > The Just One > Ikareum > Konvergenz > Only Alive (Because of k.t.) > South For Winter > White Orchid (a Lovescape) > Kindness of Strangers > Ikareum > Only Alive... > South For Winter > Konvergenz > White Orchid > All The Ends of All the Roads
NEWS: 3rd May 2017
...is moving! After many years (twelve plus) the log cabin cottage industry, it will no longer be ensconced amid the aroma of pine. Still, I'm happy to say, it will continue and will retain the name. This is a chosen and exciting move, to an environment that I am sure will bring manifold new sources of inspiration. A clue above left to the new environ (or very close-to). More on the Studio Trelink. Work was under way on recording and production of a new album, to be titled The Wayfarer and The Son; a collection of recent recording work (that is, over the past year and more), as well as ideas yet to be 'distilled'. The release of this was planned for this summer, but is now postponed for the time being. I do hope to post a pre-release track, likely Gone to Earth, here and on Bandcamp, at some point. On that note:
I am pleased also to announce the beginnings of a collaboration with David Reilly, AKA Cloudland Blue Quartet (hear David's substantial current and back catalogue of sublimely beautiful ambient-experimental-electronic music at cloudlandbluequartet.bandcamp.com). This is primarily intended to become, at some point, a live performance or two; maybe more! In the meantime, as part of this experiment, David has very generously (very busy man that he is) accomplished a beautiful remix of the yet-to-be-released track Gone To Earth. It feels appropriate to release soon these two versions - asylumpeace, and CBQ reworking - side by side in some way, perhaps as an EP with a third version. We'll see.
a s y l u m p e a c e track White Orchid (a Lovescape) (excerpt) in The Wire Tapper 37
All copies of the April 2015 issue of The Wire will come complete with an exclusive free CD attached to the cover, The Wire Tapper 37, the latest volume in the acclaimed series of new music compilations.
As with previous volumes this CD, which has been compiled by Shane Woolman, Andy Tait and Katie Gibbons, is packaged in a heavy duty card sleeve designed by The Wire's art director Ben Weaver,a nd contains a range of new, rare or exclusive tracks from across the spectrum of the kind of underground/outsider musics covered in The Wire [Click on the cover image right].