In Nature is a collection of recordings I made in 2020 during the lockdown.
I spent a lot of time walking in woods and forests, the Japanese have a phrase for this - Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) it is an accepted part of Japanese preventative health care because of the mental, physical and spiritual health benefits it delivers. It definitely helped my state mind. On my trips into the forest I often took an instrument with me and would sometimes find a nice spot to sit and spend some time improvising, this CD is a result of some of those times. All the pieces were recorded using a Zoom H2N portable recorder, there are no overdubs just an instrument and the local wildlife, it wasn't until listening back I heard a cuckoo on one recording and there is a very loud crow that took exception to the music on one of the pieces.
ALSO RADIO PLAYS CAN BE LISTENED TO HERE
BBC RADIO 3 WORLD ON 3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dyr91
BBC RADIO 3 LATE JUNCTION http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c09k9#play
BBC RADIO SHROPSHIRE Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05kxh22
I HAVE A FEW RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUMS IN THE SHOP - RAINBOW CROW IS MY NEW ALBUM OF BOUZOUKI MUSIC, EPICYCLES FEATURING ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE SPACE SYNTH GURU HIROSHI HIGASHI. OF BLUE SPLENDOUR FEATURING GONG'S DAEVID ALLEN AND IAN EAST.
UKKO A JOURNEY THOUGH A STORM WITH BOB HEDGER A.K.A JAH BUDDHA.
THERE IS ALSO THE NEW ALBUM BY SKYDANCER WHICH IS MY COLLABORATION WITH BRIAN ABBOTT AND JACKIE JUNO FROM THE INVISIBLE OPERA COMPANY OF TIBET, NINE NEW PIECES, NINE STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS REFLECTING OUR CONNECTION TO ALL THINGS.
THERE IS ALSO A NEW ALBUM BY MY BAND BONFIRE RADICALS AVAILABLE FROM www.bonfireradicals.com
HERE ARE SOME LOVELY WORDS FROM PHIL HOWITT'S CANTERBURY SCENE BLOG ABOUT MY PERFORMANCE AT KOZFEST AND BLINDCAT FESTIVALS https://canterburyscenecom.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/andy-bole/