Sunday, 9 September 2012


The new 7thSun album '.Orizonte.' is now available for free download from the 7thSun website.

The tracks were largely written for live performances in 2011.
This is the first 7thSun release to feature James Brewster on synthesizer. 

7thSun - .Orizonte.
01. Into the Starscape
02. Compression
03. YGMN
04. The Man in the Mirror
05. Mandragora
06. Lunar Twin
07. Nix Mirabilis
08. Black Rain Falls.

For full details, please visit

Sunday, 5 August 2012

'Mariner 9' at Whitley Bay's Spanish City, August 2012


Kelly Richardson's 'Mariner 9' is a giant video art installation in Whitley Bay's recently refurbished Spanish City. The 12-metre screen depicts the Martian landscape a hundred years or so from now, following human activity on the Red Planet. Richardson used Terragen software and NASA's own data to create a realistic portrayal of the Red Planet.

The exhibition is one of several Tyneside Cinema-sponsored events taking place in the Spanish City, including the forthcoming Whitley Bay Film Festival.

'Mariner 9' runs until 19th August; entry is free and more information is available here.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

'Mandragora' Video

A video for the track 'Mandragora' from the forthcoming 7thSun album 'Orizonte'.
See for details.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Alive: Burrow

Hello. My attention has recently been occupied by less text-based blogging on my tumblr 'Burrow'.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Cooking the Biggest Prawns Ever

Jumbo tiger prawns courtesy of Grainger Market, Newcastle.

Marinated with lemon juice, ginger, garlic and chilli.

Yes, they are THAT big.

Egg fried rice.

Baby corn, onion, chillis, ginger and button mushrooms.

Stir fry veg and Szechuan pepper sauce.

Out the oven.

Looking good.

Shelled and ready to eat.

Quite a mouthful.

Best enjoyed with a cold Heineken.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Brecon Beacons & Bristol

Thank you very much to Jude and Sheryl for letting me stay, and for all the great food, conversation and walking!