Solstice (October House Records, 2023)

Solstice is a selection of acoustic violin and accordion pieces composed in summer of 2020, which have been warped and distorted into grainy and aching versions of their former selves. Some of the tracks (solstice, slow one, slow two) began as a remote EP project with composer Christian Drew. The others are for strings alone and were written around the same time, late June. Coming from a similar timing and geography, they needed to belong together. All were written in the east coast of Suffolk, in a nod to childhood, wide skies and the sand tracks that run all over that side of the county. Some tracks have been warped more than others, some have been let be.

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