Pre-order is up for the new Doomed Bird Ep Rumbling Clouds of War Hover over Us.
We aren’t in a position to send out CDs of the EP at the moment. We have a whole bunch of them that we will make available for sale further down the line.
All sales will go to Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support their Coronavirus Crisis Appeal and ongoing work. I think if this release can help people who are in very difficult circumstances then that would make the whole venture worthwhile.
The EP is coming out on 10 to 1 Records which has been the main outlet for most of Simon Finn’s work for the last 15 years. The band’s ten year relationship with the mighty Front and Follow has finished as the label takes an extended break and transforms into a very interesting Radio/Library(!) called Gated Canal Community (https://www.gatedcanal.com/).
This EP was recorded almost entirely live at no recording studio in Southend-On-Sea by John Hannon. The studio recording was done on one (sunny) day late last year. John also mastered the EP and is available through lockdown for your mastering needs!
The recording features Mark Kluzek (me) on piano/accordion, Joolie Wood on violin, Katie English (Isnaj Dui) on flute/glockenspiel, Ian Hothersall on drums, Drew Barker on uke, Stafford Glover on bass and Richard Acton doing very textural guitar.
I am very happy with how it turned out. It explores the story of my Grandfather as he made his way across Europe during WWII. He came out of it ok in the end and it makes me hope that we will all be on the other side of this at some point.
Take care all!