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Release Date – 14th May 2021
Subexotic Records presents our first project with talented producer Letters from Mouse. Fashioned in the necessity of lockdown
isolation, An gàrradh (Scots Gaelic for ‘The Garden’) invites the listener to look again, and contemplate his garden view
as a vibrant yet reflective space. A masterful exponent of modular synthesis, LFM skilfully maintains a compelling sense of
the sublime in the mundane throughout. “An gàrradh is an album inspired by the goings on in my back garden. The garden faces
the local stream (The White Burn) and woodland that is teaming with all sorts of creatures, many of which visit the garden. Watching
these little visitors go about their business is a wonderful way to relax and switch off from the world. No matter what is going on these
little guys are busy doing their thing in their little world. This album is meant to be listened to while staring out of your window,
preferably with a mug of something tasty. Just take some time out and watch the things that happen right on your doorstep, it can be
utterly fascinating. It’s a great thought to take into the process of creating music and I do hope that this comes across in the tunes.
Many of these were live performances using a modular synthesizer setup with a bit of post production and effects applied at that stage.
The unpredictable nature of modular gear really matches the behaviour of these creatures. Not quite local but thanks to Josh Stewart
aka Kh3rtis for the watery sounding samples. Josh recorded these in Vietnam and kindly shared them. Just for reference Christian is a squirrel (or was) and Gerald is a field mouse. Big thanks to Dan @ Subexotic for making this happen. Thanks also to everyone in the
electronic music community, I’m constantly inspired by the support out there. Biggest thanks as always to my girls Beata & Amelie who put up with my bleeps and bloops. LFM is powered by Monolith Modula