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3/11/17

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The new album, "From the Trees", is officially out today in CD form. The vinyl will follow on 17th November.

Once again I play and sing all the parts on the disc. I've nowe also performed all of these pieces live.

There are ten songs, all of them on the shorter end of things and generally conventional - or as close to conventional as I get - in form.

I'll write more about this in the next few days but in the meantime you can now order the CD from us here.

Regarding the vinyl release (as is now traditional) we won't be selling this ourselves but recommend that you go to Burning Shed who now have it available for pre-order.

Meanwhile, some dates have now been booked in for October and November this year in Japan and Italia. These will be solo performances. There aren't any immediate plans for VdGG shows or, indeed, activity; 2018, though, may be a different matter...without making any promises at this stage.

Links for tickets for four of the Italian dates are now up at touring.

And a show in Sweden, at Isildurs Bane's IB Expo '17, is now also up!

Self-evidently, I'm slower these days. I'll do my level best to be back with more news in the near future.

Apologies to anyone who's been mailing to the contact@sofa address over the last month or so. A glitch meant that nothing has been getting through and the only way to clear it has been wiping the contents. So anything recently sent - until a couple of days ago - has been lost. It's now working properly again, thankfully.








Just one more brief note about orders. As everyone knows postal costs have spiralled over the last few years, particularly Uk to Europe and Rest of World. Accordingly, we've now (finally) raised our shipping prices. They're still less than the actual shipping costs but we take the view that a mail-order purchase is, in the end, an all-in transaction. You'll see the shipping costs added in, of course, at the final stage of the ordering process.

In something of a counter-balancing act, we've now reduced the prices of *all* Fie! CDs on our list. They're now pegged at £10.50 and the "All that might have been" box set has come down in price to £17.00.

My previous notes about inactivity here and activity elsewhere:


I've been far from diligent of late in updating news here at Sofa Sound, even if hard news is a bit thin on the ground at the moment.

Partly this is the result of my continuing commitment to maintaining an online journal - at sofasound.wordpress.com if you haven't yet come across it. (Though in fact I've been silent over on that platform for the last few months as well....) I began doing this in part because I realised that items I put up here on the latest news page have traditionally been erased  and overwritten as new stuff comes in - and of course it's now some time since the newsletters ceased being my favoured form of updating news. But in turn that's meant that I've been slow to put things up here. Must try harder....but of course the dissemination of info these days is spread over a number of different channels in any case.

(And should you be interested I also have a twitter identity, @Sofa_sound. My contributions there, though, are pretty random and sporadic....)








Many moons have passed...but you may also be interested, now, to go and check out www.peterhammill.com where, finally, some lyric-labyrinthine adventures await, thanks to the indefatigable labours of Adrian. More on this anon, but it's only right to let you know that something's been/is afoot there....

Regarding the site...
The intention here is to have a fundamentally "white paper" place from which information rather than entertainment (or information as entertainment) can be gleaned. To this end the site should be under fairly constant revision. Once again, my apologies for being negligent in this regard over the last few months.