Thanks for letting me know you enjoy ‘Tender Extincton’, it’s very much appreciated. The entire album was made virtually by exchanging audio files so I’ve no photographs of work in progress. I think it’s a great method for musicians and vocalists to take their time to attain the performances they’re happy with, provided they have the facilitates to self-record, and it’s easy to go back and fourth so you don’t have to go with the initial ideas. I haven’t met Perry since we worked together in the early 2000’s, I’ve not met Nicola since we worked together on her Mandalay project some 30 years ago, and I’ve never met Melentini. Thomas and Tim I meet more frequently but not during the recording of ‘Tender Extinction’. That might seem odd to some but I think a lot of us like working this way.
Sheila and I lived together for a number of years and occassionally I was the subject of her photo tests as she was broadening her skills into fashion. She would also provide images for certain publications around at the time who would have an interest. Our Weimaraner was coerced into joining in sometimes:
(self with Kaff – photo by Sheila Rock)
Hmmm the photo … I think I was being guided to the front of stage to throw flowers out during an encore … that’s about all I remember. By the look on Mick’s face I’d say he may have been tempted to push me off.
I can’t recall which track it was … possibly ‘The Librarian’ but we may have tried more than one that day. There are no unreleased Nine Horses tracks.
(self, Fripp and Sylvian at Eden Studios, London)
I like writing on piano so it’s always a possibility. Prepared piano I have played before on the RAIN TREE CROW recording ‘Scratchings On The Bible Belt’ where it is featured, and is also used more subtely on the track ‘Mending A Secret’ (Tender Extinction).
I wouldn’t say that Japanese culture is directly influencing my output however I do feel that I have developed an underlying bond with Japan due to the amount of years I have been visiting and working there. Perhaps in that sense it has become an intrinsic part of me, whereas 25 years ago Japanese culture was having more of a superficial influence in terms of music, popular culture and technology.
No this is in fact the tree I see everyday from my living room balcony and it was taken in January 2017 when London was enveloped in fog. I didn’t take any other Widelux images of The Manor itself however I have one of the friendly Irish Wolfhound on the grounds.