A recent release from our record label Blackford Hill, with a cover designed by St Jude's co-founder Angie Lewin
Music for the Moon and the Trees by classical guitarist Morgan Szymanski and experimental musician Tommy Perman is the result of a long-held wish that the two childhood friends would get the chance to create an album together. It’s a meditative album; a gentle thing of serene beauty and quiet innovation.
Listen to an excerpt of Music for the Moon and the Trees >
Taking advantage of a break in the Mexico-based guitarist’s busy touring schedule, the duo took to a woodland cottage in rural Scotland to record the album over five days in midsummer 2019, using solar and wind power generated entirely on-site.
Arriving from Venice, Morgan joined Tommy in Perthshire for a night of listening to music and chatting by the light of a fire and the full moon about the album they might create together.
“Music that captures the moon over rural Scotland” — Elizabeth Alker / Unclassified / BBC Radio 3
Each record is pressed on eco-mix vinyl using leftover coloured pellets from other vinyl pressings, meaning each copy is both visually unique, and more environmentally-friendly than standard pressings.
For a limited time, we will include a postcard of the cover artwork signed by Angie Lewin, plus four additional Angie Lewin postcards.