QUIET REBELLION - STILL TALKING SCRIBBLE - Released 7th Feb
Turning his back upon a potentially lucrative production deal in the late 90s Shaun chose to break free from the larger corporate record industry, seeking to plough his own musical furrow, and forge his own path, resulting in releasing a series of highly acclaimed and unique albums.
Now on his latest album ‘Still Talking Scribble’ he has taken things further. Not only has he recorded and produced the album himself in a variety of unusual locations (from a reputedly haunted Industrial Mill...which served to be the setting for a spontaneous reinterpretation of the Springsteen standard 'Dancing In The Dark' which makes it on to the album as a bonus track to rooms with a view), but he is also the sole player of all instruments on the record - this was not due to any control ethic but by only using what he had at his disposal. It was out of necessity as a result of losing 'band members' who had been part of the house concert based release 'Thinnest Hopes Magnified ' from Autumn 2009...this new vigour and vision of creating textures and rhythms solely consisting of just him and a loop pedal would become the foundation that ' Still Talking Scribble ' would be based upon. By creating every single CD cover individually, passing the sleeve design, a commissioned piece of art by local artist Damian Clark through colour filters to create a unique work of art.
Shaun describes the whole process as ‘Ethereal D.I.Y’ a description he stumbled upon rather than consciously made taking 2 very different genres, creating musically a ‘dreamesque spectral song collection’ while at the same time single-handidly creating rhythms and textures to all aspects of his live work and this album creation.
Musically in ‘Still Talking Scribble’ Shaun has released another startlingly honest work, as it takes us on a journey from the darkest corners of the mind, to the deepest recesses of the soul. For further information about this stunning album please check out the following websites below: