Forest Ritual, 2019

I am compelled to construct pieces of music. I compose and record obsessively in between work and family life. I use a pseudonym (Dub Chieftain) to maintain a degree of anonymity. I have just finished my 4th album – Puppo Shadets. It took me around 3 years to complete. Each piece on the album reflects a moment in my inner life. I hear it as a 4-dimensional diary. I am interested in the magic of coincidence. Charity shops and skips provide the instruments that inspire the next piece. If there is a sound missing, I make an instrument to create what I imagine.

Puppo Shadets is a soundtrack for an imaginary animated film, an allegorical tale combining puppets, ecological themes and the occult – imagine the Wickerman meets the Wombles.