Thursday, January 6, 2011

Aaaaaaargh it's awesome!



Okay. I just got my copy of "Noah's Ark" by Matthew Robins. And it is beautiful! It comes with a mini comic! It's awesome!!! HOORAY!
I AM DYING OF PROUD!!!

Right. Calming down now to give you some more information.
This album was recorded live, I was there and it was a wonderful night culminating in everyone singing a hymn that I wrote the words to (which is on here). I remember seeing people all over the room nodding to each other and smiling and murmuring approval. And cheering a lot.
It features besides Matthew and his usual lovely bandmembers Hester Goodman from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, singing most notably on "I'm Howling", which has words by Alexia Anastasiadis, and they are as impressive as usual (she writes wonderful librettos, I love all her words).
It's got several songs with words by me, besides the Hymn, all sad and cheery at the same time - a little suicide note about Cecilia who "walked the ocean floor" that's very nice to hum along to somehow, a song called "Now I feel like Snow Falling" which is about feeling lonely after a rather strange night out, and "Are we Alone" which is actually mostly drawn from the writings of Charles Hoy Fort (I wrote that when working in a second hand bookshop).
There are also some beautiful words by Tim Spooner, who writes things that make you see the world differently for a while, like a negative image burned into your retinas after looking at a strange light in the sky.
And Matthew's own songs, beautiful fairytales of wolves and lovable mutant boys, being possibly in love with the undead, and generally being struck by all sorts of unexpected things. And you will very much sing along, and find yourself oddly looking forward to the next weird accident that will strike you and make your life different.

AND IT INCLUDES A BEAUTIFUL COMIC BOOKLET ABOUT A PINK ALIEN.
AND IT'S SPOT VARNISHED
AND THE CD IS ACTUALLY THE ALIEN
AAAARGH

Buy one HERE.

2 comments:

Sarah McIntyre said...

Ooh, exciting! Thanks for that, just ordered mine. I was going to get the mp3, but you convinced me to get the CD version with your photos. :)

Viviane Schwarz said...

It's so totally worth it. Yay :)