In his new album Rewilding Richard Durrant strays closer than ever to the world of acoustic prog rock. Tracks such as “Step Gently” and “Big Fat Earth Worm” summon vast forces with Brian Gulland’s bassoon and crumhorns weaving through Richard’s guitars, cellos and hammond organ. But there are moments of delicacy too.
Here is a short film by Richard focussing on one particularly finely etched track – Forr All Mannkinne Nede (for the sake of all mankind) featuring four ukuleles & cello.
“This album was wholly inspired by the rise of the new earth sciences and the hope they bring to our damaged planet. In Rewilding I’m trying my hardest to acknowledge and to celebrate nature’s offer of salvation.”Richard
“Because this new music is so closely linked to the natural world the official release date I’ve chosen is Halloween (which is also Samhein, the day that marks the end of the Celtic year). This day signals the start of winter – a time of peace, reflection and magic.”“
Spotify & Apple Music synchronise for a Sussex, Halloween Sunset
Rewilding will go live on all streaming platforms at 4.37pm on 31st October (that is sunset in Sussex on Halloween). You can pre-order the music using the various links below, and the music will go live as the sun sets on launch day.
You can buy vinyl (180g, gatefold, limited edition, signed and numbered by the artist) online and download FLAC and ALAC audio files online – buy today.
Official launch event with Livestream
11am & 2pm at Ropetackle Arts Centre
Live streamed from 2pm on Richard’s YouTube & Facebook