Bristol-based collective Bearcraft led by artist/producer Dicky Moore release their brand new single ‘Where The Sun Sets’ today.
Taken from Bearcraft’s recently released second LP ‘Fabrefactions’, the track has been inspired by Dicky Moore’s love of A Sky of Honey by Kate Bush and his sister’s first novel, The Drowning Pool, about the legend of a sea-witch called Sarah Moore who lived in Leigh-on-Sea in the 1800s.
Speaking about the track, Dicky said, “This is one of the few tracks I started writing after I had started working on the album with Joe Reeves. Because of that, I was able to just focus on the lyrical, harmonic and melodic content, and leave it up to Joe to add the rhythmic and synth stuff. A Sky of Honey by Kate Bush has been one of my favourite albums since its release, and I admire the sense of space and she creates within it. When my sister got in touch to ask me to write a song inspired by her first novel, The Drowning Pool, with Kate Bush’s sumptuous and spacious compositions, and Syd Moore’s compelling narrative in mind, the song came easily.”
Accompanying the release will be another video shot on VHS by Say Goodnight Films, which further accentuates the lyrical narrative with dreamy aesthetics.
Speaking about the production process, Paul from Say Goodnight said, “Beginning with abstract concepts and building a narrative was helpful on where we could utilize the location of home/space we had during lockdown to create an original and dreamy video.”
Fabrefactions is Essex born musician/producer Dicky Moore aka Bearcraft’s lead protagonist’s second album following his debut Yestreen. Over the album’s ten tracks, Fabrefactions moves upriver along the Thames, from Margate, through Leigh-on-Sea and into the capital of England.
That journey is mapped out in gorgeous organic electronics, in overheard ghost stories and half-remembered urban myths. Here are tales of runaways and banshees, estuary witches, acid trips and seafront car-cruising, set to sounds that evoke everything from bankside industry to underground dancehalls and the ambient push and pull of the shoreline.
Fabrefactions was written whilst staring out the window of a council flat in Dalston after a diagnosis of acute hearing loss; recorded in the corner of an artist’s studio in London Fields before being mixed next to the motorway in Bristol (over a period of ten years).
Fabrefactions was recorded with Joe Reeves (Shitdisco, Age of Consent), mixed by Ali Chant (Gruff Rhys, PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit) and mastered by Anthony Chapman (Franz Ferdinand, Future of the Left, Klaxons); all music by Dicky Moore. All vocals by Dicky and artist/musician Sam Sally.
Fabrefactions is out now on independent label Australopithecine Records.
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