BELERION

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Belerion is the ancient Celtic name for the Western most tip of Cornwall, itself the most Western part of England. This geographic area is the location of the studio where this project commenced.

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released September 24, 2015

David Bickley

Analogue Systems Apprentice
Yamaha CS01
Moog Phatty
Roland Vocoder Plus
Mellotron

Eelectronic musician / intermedial artist and founder of seminal fusion outfit Hyper[borea]. Working with electronics in music since the mid '70's and owner of a variety of analogue devices.

Tom Green

Analogue Systems Sequencer
Moog Voyager
Korg MS20
Moog Phatty
Roland Vocoder Plus
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Hammond Organ

Founder of ambient group Another Fine Day and part time member of The Orb, Tom is an avid collector of analogue music technology.

Dare Mason

Fender Stratocaster
Ebow
Engineering / Production

Dare runs the VIP Lounge (where the project was recorded) in Penzance Cornwall and has a long history as a producer and engineer. He also makes his own music with The Church's Marty Piper under the moniker Noctorum. His studio abounds with analogue devices, from the Toft ATB 32 channel pure analogue mixing desk to a Yamaha E1010 analogue delay to a Roland Vocoder Plus and a rare Roland Chorus Echo.

Steve Bayfield

Roland GR300 guitar
Mooger Fooger
Roland Space Echo

At 63 Steve is the veteran of the group with a musical heritage founded in the free festival scene of the '70's. A brilliant guitarist with perfect control he channels the ambient blues at the heart of this production.

Cover image by Enda O'Looney

Special thanks to John Fitz at Lettercolm Studios for recording the Wurlitzer and Hammond and for playing cymbals.

Produced and mixed by David Bickley

No processes or techniques were used in the making of this LP that weren't technically possible in 1975.

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David Bickley is a musician, filmmaker and multimedia artist.
"... the luminous patterns, textures and strange mutating forms hint at the products of a "particle accelerator for the mind, built by Victorians for the digital age".

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