Solo Piano Three

Solo Piano Three....a little update!

Autumn is well and truly upon us and where I am it has rained endlessly for days, so I am really enjoying spending time organising artwork and visual things to go with Solo Piano Three (I am still just about on track for the December release date) and looking back at memories of the Summer just gone…I am not planning to use the above image for any ‘artwork’ but as it reminds me of the the general frame of mind I was in when I wrote the last tracks for Solo Piano Three, I thought I would share it with you anyway…

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post - a lot has happened in the past six weeks since I got back from my little trip to France and I know I haven’t posted much on social media…I realise this makes it look as if nothing is going on, I am not busy and I am not working - but this could not be further from the truth…since I manage all my social media (and pretty much everything else) myself, sometimes I don’t have time to document every thing as much as I would like…


So, anyway…as many of you know I recorded Solo Piano Three at a lovely recording studio at the beginning of September. I have to say, I was a little nervous going to the studio directly the morning after I returned from France, travel-drained and disorientated. I wondered if I would be able to deliver a good performance. I wondered if the new material I had written would be any good and if  it will turn out to be as good Solo Piano Two. I am still wondering about these things, but soon Everyone will be able to decide for themselves. Having now listening to the mastered recordings (the vinyl master has already gone off to the pressing plant), I am feeling quietly confident that it will find a place in the homes and hearts of hopefully a few people at least.


So where I am at…I am awaiting vinyl test pressings for the vinyl and finalising artwork in the interlude between now and the release date. Thank you to everyone who has commented on my idea for limited edition posters to be shipped with any vinyl purchased during the pre-order period…I think this will be happening! And finally a note to my dear Bandcamp subscribers…of course you will get the digital version of Solo Piano Three a little early…

Much love, as always, A xx

Things about things.

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Just a note to say a few things about things - and as many of my notes unfortunately do - it begins with an apology…for being a little insular of late and less active on social media. To explain, I have gone into intense finishing-my-album-mode and I want to allow myself to give myself wholly to the album making experience and avoid too many distractions away from it, except for the essentials of planning the album release.

I know that my Solo Piano and Solo Piano Two albums are meaningful to quite a few people and some of those people are really excited for the next album I am making right now (Solo Piano Three) and will maybe (hopefully) even buy it. Therefore, I feel a real weight of responsibility to deliver an album that will not disappoint…

To this end, I have just returned from a few weeks in France where I have made a lot of progress with the writing of music and also creating supporting artwork for the album. The absence of wifi, the lack of television, the poor mobile phone signal that are all features of where I stayed, coupled with the beach, the sea and the forest…all of these things were very conducive to creativity and made it perfect place to conclude the bones of my album before I complete it in a studio. So far (unless anything unexpected happens), I am still on track for a release date for Solo Piano Three for 12.12.19…more news and thoughts from me soon…

with much love,

A xx