Even through the sea mist, looking out over Tràigh Ghearadha, I feel sure I can see North Rona; Before this place, it was a light along the Whale-Road, out of the world Silence, autonomy: where no tyrants enforce a safeness, nor punish the opaque. Hazel branches, fallen fortuitously into the silver bucket Look like a crown, or a vortex. Around my wrist, I wear the black and blue crucifix Woven for me by Lady Anne all those abyssal years ago: […]
Several lifetimes ago, I spent a magical decade living and working in the numinous landscapes of the Welsh/English borders. Whilst there I helped form an ensemble with local musicians with the aim of channeling the genii loci of those regions. We took as our moniker the old name of a field near the village of Edgton. With over ten years having elapsed since completion, we are finally releasing the last album we made together, Stars Coppice, as a digital download […]
The writer, artist and Old Norse philologist Eirik Storesund has included Sjóraust IV in his fascinating new podcast, which explores the supernatural isles of Northern Europe. Please listen here.
It is an honour for me to have some of my artwork featured on Hex Haruspex, an album by the guitarist Nameless Therein. The album features 56 “miniatures” for guitar, and they are all beautifully evocative works which demonstrate a mastery of a challenging compositional form: the Great in the Small, indeed… The album is available from the Deathwave Nexion label.
And you and I, left on our knees, in the church night beneath the trees Illustration: Untitled (1985). Music: a demo of ‘Evensong’ (music by Richard Moult; words by W. Ripley)