Admittedly "Dusk" is flawed and extremely rough around the edges, partly due to my musical limitations at the time and partly due to the constraints of available technology. Synchronising cassette recorders input through amplifiers and playing along to them is not for the faint hearted even for the most adventurous and experimental musicians.
It could well be the most unlikely recording to have come out of a teenagers bedroom in Holland-on-sea during that period. Myself and my long time collaborator Peter Ashby had just been kicked out of our first band for not being conventional enough and it was this event that sparked our excursion deeper into the abyss of experimental, avant-garde and progressive music. Frenzid Melon was formed shortly afterwards and 40 years later we are still inspiring each other and delivering music to a small but loyal fan base that we appreciate very much.
It has been sonically enhanced but you will hear the clicks and clutters the poor sense of timing but some moments that are truly quite remarkable. Along with the five original tracks there are 5 bonus tracks which are from the same period and recorded with the same equipment.
The album will be made available on CD and through the usual streaming services. Further reissues of my early cassette albums will follow.
1. Vision for an empire
2. Fading verse, dusk advancing
3. My time to fly
5. The last days of summer
6. Absence and dearth
7. I touched you
8. Broken dreams
9. Emerging expression of hope