Check out Alex Roberts,who’s been gigging across the UK like crazy in recent months. He’s a guitarist, with a style that crosses lots of boundaries – folk, blues, baroque, with echoes of Nick Drake among others – and in-between his musical inspirations you’ll also find Age of Misrule.
I came across his track Court of the Yearning Heart a couple of months back and liked it immensely. For those interested in the myth/music crossover, have a listen to his second album, By the Ley, which also features a bonus track referencing Black Shuck.
You can listen to Court of the Yearning Heart on his site, above, or go to his MySpace page, where you can also find the latest gig information. I notice he’s playing the Tintagel Arms in Tintagel, Cornwall, on December 19, which is remarkably fitting and sounds like a great solstice celebration.
He’s also got some really interesting experimental electronica at www.myspace.com/aethertalk.
Age of Misrule has inspired a few musicians now, and it’s always a rush to hear how the stories can, in a spiral dance-y fashion, spark off another creator’s work.