The wind howls, the rain slanted, pounds into your face like sharp arrows. The rumbling sounds from the underground labyrinthian VIP Studio and In Deep Music Archive are the only hope for the dark Penzance October days. Dare and Marty, stripped off all comforts, except for the biscuits and the tea and the incense and the cushions and the guitars and the freedom to create, are bedded down in the complex simplicity of the fourth Noctorum album, yet to be named. Ideas spring, guitars chime and the mood is inhabited with serious laughter. We are evolving, we invite you to look inside our process for split seconds to watch it all grow, bud, flower into our latest and most humble offering.
“Friday, 10th November, in 20 days we leave for America and Olivia and I will be taking a break from the Noctorum project, leaving the brew to Dare to stir into a tasty soup. By spring 2018 we hope to have completed two different albums, Noctorum’s fourth and MOAT’s as yet untitled second album. Olivia has been putting together short videos of our process on the project, which not only show parts of the tunes and some of the technical challenges, but also the fun we have working on the recording. I love making music, I’m not sure its quality is determined by your attention to misery over dedication to the art itself. We have concentrated on the Noctorum record for the videos, but Niko, my partner in the MOAT project, has been down to Penzance where we have shaped the beginnings of 12 new songs that we will continue to work on in the new year to spring, also with Dare. Hopefully then we will have some amusing recording session videos for your viewing and listening pleasure and even some cool songs to tantalize you with. In the meantime, I sincerely hope you enjoy these snippets and eventually the albums themselves, presuming we can find the funds to continue to make them, manufacture them and release them next year. For updates, progress and the developments that will take these albums from a few ideas to finished records with artwork and titles, keep paying attention to the FB pages, YouTube, the In Deep Music Archive website and this spot right here. Video stars include – Richard on trumpet, Michele Drees on drums, Eddie John (Stackridge) on drums, Georgia Dulcie on vocals, Duncan Bridgeman (1 Giant Leap) on flute, Olivia on violin, cellolin and vocals, Dare on bits of everything, including taking a noise from string, wood, brass and skin and making it sound important, oh yeah and me. x MWP”