It has been 3 years since my last collaboration with Wolfgang Tillmans for the Tate Modern show and even longer since I released any new songs. This will soon change though, as a couple of new songs unfolded out of my soul and in the midst of several other projects I was working on, unplanned and unexpectedly. Until very recently, I did not know who would sing them or where I would place them in my release plans. The vocal qualities I was looking for were quite ethereal and specific and I did not know of anyone who possessed them. The ‘Universe’, however, which has been my hidden silent orchestrator brought Roderick Arbre aka The Spectral Mirror on the dance floor of Papa Loko several times. He became so present that our meeting became almost inevitable! Little did I know that Roderick not only possessed these vocal qualities I was looking for but also a perfectly matching artistic sensitivity!
When I heard his voice and work, I became convinced that I should look no further.. and once we started working together, all heaven broke loose and the spirits came out to play! So, I am happy to announce that SOON we will be releasing these new songs together before I retrieve back again to my more solitary work. Here is a little clip for you from The Spectral Mirror‘s upcoming debut album. His voice is missing but the energy is clearly there! Please like and follow Roderick’s page and channel and support him. Artists and especially upcoming ones like Roderick, need all our support these days 💗