Triptych in Blue is the latest installment from a music partnership that began in 1997 when Andrew Heath and Felix Jay, under the name Aqueuous, recorded the wonderful ambient album ‘Meeting the Magus’ with one of the founding fathers of ambient, Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Nearly 20 years later, Andrew Heath curated an exciting concert at ‘The Brunel Goods Shed’ in Stroud on September 2016 which bought together Roedelius and Andrew with fellow experimental musician, Christopher Chaplin. This rare opportunity to collaborate offered up three stunning live recordings.
Triptych in Blue captures that unique concert and is ambient music of the highest order: constantly changing and shifting, it presents the listener with three musicians in perfect balance with each other.
Tom Chaplin follows the success of his acclaimed solo album ‘The Wave’ (which debuted at #3 in the UK album Chart) with a glorious new disc ‘Twelve Tales of Christmas’ out November 17th on Island Records. This stunning collection features 8 original songs co-written by Tom and 4 inventive covers. “Christmas is my favourite time of year,” says Tom who has fond memories from his childhood. “The passing years have conspired to erode that magic but I still feel it’s presence when I gather together with my family.” Produced by David Kosten and recorded at Abbey Road, Muttley Ranch and Snap Studios, the album includes evocative covers of ‘Walking In The Air’, Joni Mitchell’s classic ‘River’, the Pretenders ‘2000 Miles’ and the immortal E17 ‘Stay Another Day’. Determined to capture the wonderful side of Christmas music, Tom has written some soon to be modern day Christmas classics including new single ‘Under A Million Lights’ and ‘Midnight Mass’.