Music: Visible From Space

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“Absolutely beautiful.” The Guardian
“Gorgeous and compelling.” Drowned in Sound
“A true, heart-hunting revelation.” AU Magazine
“This is the kind of album that once you’ve put it on you play it to the end because you’re held captive by the sheer audacity and skills of the performers in melding together cohesive use of poetry and ‘out-there’ music…I found myself mesmerised…Buy it and see what I mean.” Fatea
“Yes! Former John Peel fave…a bittersweet Scots toast.”NME
“Tragically heartbreaking and brilliantly uplifting.” The List
“I love this stunning album. Quirky, profound, amazing.” Amazon

Kevin MacNeil is a British novelist, poet and playwright born and raised in the Outer Hebrides. His novels, A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde (Polygon) and bestselling debut, The Stornoway Way (Penguin), were both published to widespread critical acclaim. MacNeil’s first book, Love and Zen in the Outer Hebrides (Canongate), won the Tivoli Europa Giovani International Poetry Prize for best poetry collection published in Europe by a writer under 35. He is also the author of Be Wise Be Otherwise (Canongate) and plays Sweetness (Dogstar Theatre) and The Callanish Stoned (Theatre Hebrides), and his short stories have been published extensively. Kevin has been a long time friend and collaborator of ex- Astrid vocalist Willie Campbell, and in 2005 their single Local Man Ruins Everything (Fantastic Plastic) was Single of the Week in The Guardian, The List and on Steve Lamacq’s radio show. Willie still tours both as a solo artist and as a member of The Open Day Rotation, a band he formed on his native Lewis which has a “rotating” line up. The BBC has recently completed a documentary about Willlie, due to be screened this summer.

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Album photography Leila Angus, band photo The Fabster

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5 thoughts on “Music: Visible From Space

  1. I’m listening to this album sat at my work desk in Oslo, Norway. It’s making me both homesick for Lewis, but at the same time glad that I’m where I am today. I’ll be listening to it for a while longer. Thanks.

    1. Hi Duncan, Thanks very much for your comment. The album is getting a lot of positive attention now, which is kinda nice. Enjoy Norway; I lived next door in Sweden for a year and loved it. K

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