Richard Skelton - where to begin?

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No thread on this guy! I read the recent Invisible Jukebox piece in The Wire and need some help navigating a huge discography. Any fans?

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Wednesday, 1 January 2014 21:37 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't know his work that well, but I like the album "Landings" on Type.

My god. Pure ideology. (ey), Wednesday, 1 January 2014 21:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Landings is totally amazing. I've only heard Verse Of Birds otherwise, but wasn't as impressed.

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 1 January 2014 21:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Landings is the place to start.

There's a small amount of conversation about Skelton here:

The "classical" music you buy from Boomkat (2010): a thread to discuss Sylvain Chauveau, Johann Johannsson, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds and others

djh, Wednesday, 1 January 2014 22:29 (three years ago) Permalink

I've got Landings and it's pretty awesome. Where to go from there?

intimately bellowing (staggerlee), Thursday, 2 January 2014 04:54 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm a big fan of the Wolf Notes album he recorded with his partner...

Barnaby, Hardly, Thursday, 2 January 2014 11:32 (three years ago) Permalink

am0n, Thursday, 2 January 2014 18:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Think you can happily dip in to any of his back catalogue and find something of interest, particularly if any of the themes or places appeal to you.

djh, Thursday, 2 January 2014 20:09 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Does anyone own any of the particularly nicely packaged releases (as opposed to the jewel case/slip case releases)?

djh, Thursday, 23 January 2014 20:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Struck by the thought that he is famed for his artifacts yet, in my entire collection, he is the artist I listen to most on scrappy CD-Rs (burned from the *skura DVD).

djh, Friday, 24 January 2014 10:21 (three years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Missed this, from April:

djh, Sunday, 13 July 2014 23:13 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Just noticed (having finished "On Silbury Hill") that Little Toller have commissioned a monograph from Richard Skelton ("Fen Wall").

djh, Monday, 11 August 2014 20:37 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

djh, Monday, 15 September 2014 21:28 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Just been delayed by up to a month.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:51 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
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a new long piece (or short album) by *AR (Skelton/Richardson)

Dinsdale, Sunday, 15 February 2015 21:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Got given this and the inward circles album yesterday - haven't really digested them yet, only a couple of listens each, but they're really great so far, even listening on rubbish laptop speakers which is all I've had a chance to do.

toby, Sunday, 15 February 2015 23:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Does anyone own any of the particularly nicely packaged releases (as opposed to the jewel case/slip case releases)?

way late on this, but yes - I have a wooden box w/exclusive CD and a load of artifacts - really awesome, one of my favourite things.

toby, Sunday, 15 February 2015 23:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I've only ever managed to get any of the bound book editions, but they're all lovely as well.

Once you get to a certain stage with Richard he seems to let you know before general release about things - he sent me a mail at the back end of last year about Summoning of Wolves telling me I could have one of the last book editions.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Sunday, 15 February 2015 23:46 (two years ago) Permalink

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Not Skelton but currently on tour with him and may appeal:

djh, Sunday, 22 March 2015 21:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Toby from the Boomkat thread ... your birthday 2015 Skelton update?

djh, Sunday, 22 March 2015 22:08 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

New Skelton:

djh, Thursday, 9 April 2015 06:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I still haven't listened to the previous one but good news regardless

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 9 April 2015 09:23 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I've enjoyed playing "Belated Moments ..." a lot this week but the timing was particularly good (late night, fading wood burner, cottage in the middle of nowhere, everyone else asleep).

djh, Saturday, 25 April 2015 22:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is a really good one.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Saturday, 25 April 2015 22:50 (two years ago) Permalink

New version of "Landings":

(Must confess I have lost track of what versions of the album I own now).

djh, Saturday, 25 April 2015 22:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Must come back to this thread when feeling more eloquent but this is really very good. Liking it a lot.

djh, Wednesday, 29 April 2015 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

From Twitter:

Adam Scovell ‏@AdamScovell · 7h7 hours ago
Another exciting bit of Holloway news is that it now has an original score by Richard Skelton and it sounds amazing.

djh, Sunday, 21 June 2015 20:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Fancy edition sold out:

djh, Thursday, 2 July 2015 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

There's a new fancy edition now.

djh, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 18:50 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Dear friends,

'Memorious Earth' was the summation of our work in Cumbria, and in early August we'll be moving on, heading north of the border to look for new landscapes in Scotland. We're particularly interested in discovering communities with progressive environmental ideas who are welcoming of the kind of work we do. If you know of any, we'd be delighted to hear from you.

With that in mind, we'll be packing up and putting Corbel Stone Press on temporary hiatus, whilst we travel around Scotland. Whilst we may be able to arrange for some orders to be shipped whilst we are travelling, there may be delays in fulfilling them. All orders made before August 6th will be dispatched as usual.

(A quick note: there are just 3 copies left of the 'Memorious Earth CD-R edition').

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our work in Cumbria.

With our warmest wishes,

Autumn & Richard.

djh, Sunday, 2 August 2015 15:39 (one year ago) Permalink

djh, Thursday, 13 August 2015 20:28 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...


Missed the physical edition of this, completely:

djh, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I missed that ep as well, somehow.

The collection would be lovely but it's an edition of 10 and even though there's lots there I don't have I think it belongs to the superfans.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 20:40 (one year ago) Permalink

It hasn't sold out yet ...

djh, Tuesday, 1 December 2015 21:49 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...


djh, Saturday, 26 December 2015 21:43 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Complete Sustain-Release USB stick. Essential and a bargain.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Thursday, 21 January 2016 22:18 (one year ago) Permalink

Worth having, if you don't have most of the stuff already, certainly.

djh, Thursday, 21 January 2016 23:05 (one year ago) Permalink

I haven't wandered too far away from Skelton's own stuff and Autumn Richards, so since this also includes the Archival Series to date it looks the best way to acquire those.

suffeeciant attreebution (aldo), Friday, 22 January 2016 09:01 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Revisting Landings this afternoon. Wonderful record.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 11 February 2016 13:09 (one year ago) Permalink

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I've been on a big mod classical kick (Julia Kent is my other big discovery), and Landings is remarkable. A couple questions about it:

It's out of print? The cheapest copy I can find on Amazon is $26 (and ships from Spain!).
Should I jump into The Complete Landings, or would Landings suffice?

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Tuesday, 10 May 2016 21:47 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure the Type release is out of print now.

You could just go for this ...

djh, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

djh, Monday, 6 June 2016 21:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Contemplated making myself a "Best of" - or at least, a compilation for enjoying during a week in the Peak District - but suspect I will just end up picking out an album to take.

djh, Sunday, 19 June 2016 20:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

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