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qd16 Seabuckthorn - this warm, this late - out now!

Hi friends - hope all good :)

So pleased to announce that next to give us their interpretation of quiet details is the supremely talented multi-instrumentalist, Andy Cartwright, here as his widely-loved alias, Seabuckthorn.

Out now on digital and limited CD with long-form edition, six panel digipack and fine art print. Digital half price until 26th April x


Listening party Thursday 19th April - 19:00 UK time - link to follow.

Exploring all manner of experimental techniques and genres, Seabuckthorn has a string of wonderful releases, on top-tier labels such as LAAPS/IIKKI, Eilean Rec, Fluid Audio, Lost Tribe Sound and more. This, combined with regular international live shows and music for film, art shows and other media, makes him stand out as one of the most intriguing and forward-thinking artists of recent years.

With ‘this warm, this late’ he’s taken all this experience and deep understanding of music to create something truly stunning. Working with double bassist and trombonist Phil Cassel, he’s crafted an album that stands unique in the quiet details series - extended guitar techniques and incredible melodic intuition leading to twelve tracks that traverse emotions in the most beautiful way.

The playing is virtuosic while retaining so much soul and feeling it’s both a breathtaking and hypnotic listen - delicate tones mix with sounds that are pushed to the edge of gorgeous harmonic distortion, guitars mixed with Andy’s ukulele, banjo, clarinet and field recordings - affected and processed into what could well be felt as transcendental experience.

Phil’s double bass and brass complements it perfectly - two musicians clearly in lock-step with each other - responding and improvising sections to become something that’s far more than the sum of its parts.

Deep drones and distant, hard to recognise shadows appear and dissolve as we move through the album - the first time I heard this I was immediately in love - hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

The artwork was made as always influenced by the music and idea behind the album - this time originating from a picture Andy sent over, which was then captured with analogue photography and processed here at quiet details studios.

I dearly love this one - a wonderful juxtaposition to some of our other releases. A very special album in every regard - huge thanks to Seabuckthorn for everything.


Also out today is the much-requested second run of the incredible qd10 Tape Loop Orchestra - Onde Sinusoïdale Et Bande Magnétique.

As I said at the time of release:

Here, as TLO we find Andrew at his most minimal and entrancing. Using a stripped back set-up of a test tone generator, tape machines and fx, he layers sustained oscillations and allows them to weave themselves together, creating something entirely new in the process.

Carefully chosen tunings of the sine drones allow acoustic evolution when stacked on each other, organically creating new rhythms and harmonic structures, which arise and then disappear into the textual ether as subtly as they came.

It’s very fitting to release these two today as they go a long way to showing the scope of where the quiet details concept can go - both very different interpretations from the hugely creative minds I’m lucky enough to share with you.

Full post here:

Andrew also continues to do amazing things in his band with the wonderful Beth, The Mistys. Always on regular repeat here and they’ve just done some jaw-dropping shows together with electronic music powerhouse, Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan. If you get the chance to see them grab it with both hands.

Check the LP here:


Few more shout-outs since last time:

Peter Van Cooten from on his DreamScenes mix

Kevin Press from the Moderns on his Ambient Mixtape 15


Hope you enjoy the music, thanks so much for all your support - forever grateful.

Much love


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