Dundee-based jazz musician/producer Andrew Wasylyk plays music from Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation: the third in his acclaimed trilogy exploring the east coast of Scotland. Inspired by his home city’s architecture, sea and shore, Fugitive Light… embarks on a sonic journey along the Tay estuary, “reconfiguring Tayside … as a kind of liminal dreamscape where past and possibility, memory and potential are allowed to intermingle”, in the words of Clash reviewer Robin Murray. Wasylyk (an alias of the writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Mitchell) – showcases his musical mastery with this beautiful song cycle, as guitar, piano, clàrsach and drum grooves converge to invoke the elemental forces of land, sea and stone.
Why limit yourself to a label? That’s the mantra of Twelfth Day - Catriona Price and Esther Swift, two young Scottish virtuosos who offer a musically ground- breaking amalgam of chamber music, Scottish folk music, jazz-funk and electronica. Their latest album, 2019's Face To Face, was nominated in the ‘Innovation in New Traditional Music’ category in the 2020 Scottish Awards for New Music. It picks up where Cracks In The Room (2017) left off, continuing to confront societal conventions by exploring a wealth of urgent current issues, such as gender roles, power balance and the challenges of working in the arts as a young woman; the threat of climate change and society’s reluctance to act; and the struggles of mental health.