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Rupert Clervaux releases his debut solo album

Called After Masterpieces, it also features Eben Bull, Sian Ahern and Anna Homler aka Breadwoman

Audio engineer and composer Rupert Clervaux’s debut solo album will be released by Nic Tasker’s Whities label in May. Called After Masterpieces, it features Clervaux reciting his own poetic texts about ancient mythologies, the origins of language and music, epistemology and ecology, accompanied by guest performances from saxophonist and trumpet player Eben Bull, singer Sian Ahern, and vocal and performance artist artist Anna Homler aka Breadwoman. Artwork is by Alex McCullough and Kia Tasbihgou.

“It’s been a long but sporadic process with the first texts originating over five years ago,” says Clervaux. “It’s been there in the background for many years while I’ve been working on other projects and mastering. In some ways that was premeditated – so, rather than a snapshot of what I’m into or doing at one time, it’s more like a long exposure to a wide variety of musical and literary influences.”

Clervaux has previously released two albums in collaboration with Beatrice Dillon: 2015's Studies I–XVII For Samplers And Percussion and 2016’s Two Changes. Last year he completed the third episode in his Zibaldone Of CVX series, released by Laura Lies In.

After Masterpieces is released on 24 May.

Listen to “In Shadowlands Of Like And Likeness” below.