It sure is a stranger world without you. You are loved and missed. Until next time my friend.
“On the face of it, it’s a brave person who opens the door for others to rework their songs. But of course, from an artist’s point of view, it’s an exciting prospect and perhaps no different to a novelist seeing their story play out at the hands of someone else on the big screen. A fresh perspective on something the said artist has spent years agonising over. As they say, once art is out into the wilderness, no longer is it solely the creator’s.
If any artist across the experimental landscape is going to see their work undergo a facelift of sorts, then I can’t think of anyone better than Kenneth James Gibson. A purveyor of both composition and more conventional songcraft namely as the chief architect of Bell Gardens, no artist has amalgamated country-tinged gospel dreamscapes and esoteric sound worlds quite like Gibson.” READ MORE HERE
Remixes by Brian McBride, Christopher Willits, Jack Dangers, Awakened Souls, Chuck Johnson, Less Bells, Scanner, Konstantin Gabbro, and Kenneth James Gibson. Out now on all platforms + limited CD in fine record stores worldwide & Bandcamp. Go HERE to buy or stream album.
“Opening up the door to friends and long-time collaborators, Gibson brings us Further Translations. A series of reworks from some of the world’s finest experimental talent, who have tinkered and refined Gibson’s work from Kompakt releases, The Evening Falls (2016) and In The Fields Of Nothing (2018), and last year’s Groundskeeping, which was released via his own Meadows Heavy Recorders label. – Sun 13
Live set on Dublab!
Nice feature on Brian’s remix of ‘Far From Home’ at Headphone Commute.
Nov. 17th is the ‘Further Translations’ record release show in LA put on by @latebreakfastla at @2220arts. On the bill is @awakenedsoulsmusic, @xoxocyane, and myself. I’ll be performing music from albums The Evening Falls, In The Fields Of Nothing, and Groundskeeping. My friends @lessbellsmusic will be backing me up with strings & additional sonic landscaping. It’s gonna be a helluva night and I hope you all can put it on your calendar and make it out!
‘Further Translations’ is a remix album featuring some of my favorite artists and friends and it’s out on Meadows Heavy Recorders on November 10, 2023 on limited CD & Digital platforms. The album features remixes by Awakened Souls, Jack Dangers, Christopher Willits, Chuck Johnson, Less Bells, Scanner, Konstantin Gabbro, myself and my very good friend Brian McBride who sadly passed away not too long after he did his beautiful mix. This album is dedicated to BMcB.
Both the digital Bandcamp album & CD have exclusive bonus tracks. You can Pre-Order the album HERE.
Art & design by Cynthia Bernard.
Christopher @willits remix of ‘Poured Semi Silently Upon You’ is out now on all platforms via Meadows Heavy Recorders This is the last single of my upcoming remix album titled ‘Further Translations’. If you pre-order the album (Digital / CD) through my Bandcamp store you get an immediate download of Christopher’s remix as well as the first 3 remix singles. There’s bonus music on both the Bandcamp digital download & CD.
Check out Reverse Commuter (AKA Kenneth James Gibson) & Douglas McCarthy’s “Whispers In” video from 2015 HERE.
Americana UK is premiering the latest Toler Gibson tune from upcoming album.
Brian McBride’s remix of ‘Far From Home’ is out today! LISTEN NOW.
Some positive words about “Groundskeeping” from Positive Feedback.
The fine folks at Sun 13 are running a lengthy interview feature & download of an exclusive track titled “On A Fabricated Whim (She Left Him For Dead)” – which is only available there.