Today I look out to sea. A cold wind disturbs the surface. Yet beneath it all is quiet and calm. I know this. But I remember it also. From some time long ago. And it gives me great courage. And for a clear moment I know something clearly: That in this year that lies before us, in spite of all the difficulty, the losses, the struggle, the pain that we will face and the grief we must endure, in spite of these, there will also be joy, and there will be laughter, and acts of selflessness and of great compassion and, even in the uncertain face perhaps of growing fear, there will still be a deepening of understanding and of community spirit among us. In short, even though we will doubt and often not know or see it in the every day of our lives, we will this year, every single breathing one of us, be better people. To ourselves. To each other. - Happy New Year ... (https://www.instagram.com/p/BOvDo7qAerQ/?taken-by=alximrdch)
Walking this morning through the old cemetery in Montreal, where the sun shone down, and flowers grew, and insects busied themselves about the grass and shrubbery, the gravestones stood collected and collectively silent. I observed the names carved thereupon, of generations come and gone, resting beside each other now. And I took note. All those names fading on the stones. Names from all number of nations. Names, all shuffled together on the hillside and beneath the trees. Scottish next to Italian, English and Irish next to French and Spanish, Greek side by side with Polish and German. Names of immigrants, each and every one, come here from the European continent to make and live out their short lives. Names all silent now, long gone, indifferent, forevermore in company, lying in the same ground. -- via www.instagram.com/alximrdch/
Hello everyone. Just to say that all goes well with new music works--hope to post more details about all that soon...Meantime, for anyone interested, I've been documenting things a bit here ( : https://www.instagram.com/alximrdch/
Hello to anyone attending Iceland Airwaves Music Festival: Alexi Murdoch is in Reykjavik this week doing some recording work. His friends at the Bedroom Community label invited him to join their informal, off-venue showcase. Alexi will play Friday night at Kaffibarinn. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/451592795051785/ - Team AM #icelandairwaves
Hello IRELAND! Alexi Murdoch is playing a surprise show tomorrow night during Sounds from a Safe Harbour, alongside Little Scream & Richard Reed Parry's project Quiet River of Dust. More details: http://soundsfromasafeharbour.com/crane-lane-theatre/ -Team AM #SFSH
The vinyl edition of Time Without Consequence is now ready to ship. It is a 2x LP set with music on three of the sides, and a fourth side containing a beautiful compass etching. This picture is the plate used to imprint that etching. It is a beautiful object produced with the highest quality in mind. Get your copy at: http://aleximurdoch.merchline.com
First you must free yourself from the idea of your voice. From the very sound of it. You must throw off the yoke of familiar language. The habits of rhythms and structures that are familiar. They are limitation. You have to expel even your greatest teachers. They too have become an obstacle to your freedom. But most of all you have to be honest. You have to be yourself. You have to be fearless—no, more than that--you have to be mindless of whatever might be the consequences of being so. Only by this way will you arrive at true revelation.
Time Without Consequence will be released on vinyl this April. The first 1,000 copies of the 2xLP will be pressed on white vinyl (500 copies) and black vinyl (500 copies). Each order comes with an instant album download. Reserve your copy: http://aleximurdoch.merchline.com
Alexi is in Cornwall right now to participate in a two day interdisciplinary conference assembled by marine biologist Dr. Wallace J Nichols. 'Blue Mind', the title of the conference and also of Nichols new book which is published this summer, was partially inspired by Alexi's song of the same name. Alexi, and some very interesting people from various fields of study, will speak at this invitation-only event about the connections between environment, water resources, and the human mind. It will be live streamed at <http://www.bluemind.me/> --image via http://instagram.com/alximrdch: Cornwall right now getting ready for BlueMind4 conference.