Note that we are no longer on MySpace.
This three-track, 22-minute EP, is a spoken word/music collaboration, consisting of Juliet Wilson’s poetry being read to an accompaniment of Belvedere Mountain Express music. The first track is a piece in three parts which was commissioned for the launch of Juliet’s chapbook Unthinkable Skies in May 2010, in which the music was specially composed to three of the poems from the book. The other two tracks are instrumental pieces from the first two Belvedere Mountain Express albums, to which Juliet has added some poetry.
We played a fifteen-minute set at The Golden Hour at the Forest Café in Edinburgh on Wednesday, 18 May 2011. It was semi-acoustic because the venue had lost all power to the main sound system for the first half of the evening. Becky sang as loudly as she could, I (Howard) played the accordion, which is loud anyway, and the electronic backing was played through the café’s everyday sound system, which is used for background music. The audience gathered round and were very quiet!
Cauldstane Slap also eceived a four-star review in The Skinny, the Scottish arts/music monthly free paper. Apparently we have ‘a delicate ear for sounds and samples’ and ‘a genuinely haunting, unearthly atmosphere not quite like anything else out there’. See the full review here.