Hayden Thorpe announces new album 'Moondust For My Diamond' for October 15th
6 July 2021
Watch the video for new single 'The Universe Is Always Right'
Domino are proud to present Moondust For My Diamond, the exquisite brand new album from Hayden Thorpe, due for release on 15th October 2021. The new album follows Hayden's debut Diviner from 2019 and the Aerial Songs EP from last year.
Along with the album news, Hayden has shared lead single, “The Universe Is Always Right”. Watch the video shot in Hayden’s homeland of The Lake District, directed by Tom Haines.
Hayden will premiere music from his new album at two special shows this October first in association with Aerial, at Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and also at Chat’s Palace, London. Following this, Hayden has been chosen to join Jon Hopkins on his tour across Europe including a date at London’s Royal Albert Hall. More details below.
In contrast to Diviner, a critically acclaimed album steeped in solitude and fragility, Moondust For My Diamond moves into a more natural visual and sonic palette. He’s interested in, he says, “the meeting point between science and religion, the grand struggle for reality that shapes so much of our time.” Thorpe has made an album that is galvanizing, reassuring, elegant, seductive: it oozes Big Cosmic Energy.
“What about nature? What about the cosmos? What about all these things that break through the tyranny of the self? Our sense organs bring the world inside of us after all, I just had to sing it back out. I was enchanted again with the mystery of science and how I might speak from the heart in an age where metric is gospel.”Moondust… comes as the by-product of a coping mechanism: exploring the worlds of digital mysticism, and the need to melt down reality and recast it when so much feels so unreal.
The pastoral evolution of last year’s Aerial Songs EP hinted at an expanding palette that reflected Thorpe’s return to The Lake District, the natural environment he grew up surrounded by. These additional influences seep into Moondust…, along with Hayden’s involvement with Wavepaths, a pioneering project integrating music into psychedelic therapy, plus ‘hybrid’ gigs and breath workshops with pioneering breath practitioner Richie Bostock. It’s those surrenders, experiments and collaborations that make this such an enticing, sensory, soul-expanding album.
The technicolour production on Moondust For My Diamond brings Hayden together for the first time with cult innovator Nathan Jenkins (Bullion) as well as long-time collaborator Richard Formby, with mastering by Heba Kadry.
Hayden Thorpe will join Jon Hopkins on his tour and will be around on the following dates: 07 nov @ Cirque Royal, Brussel 16 nov @ Amara, Den Haag
Tracklist 1. Material World 2. The Universe Is Always Right 3. No Such Thing 4. Parallel Kingdom 5. Golden Ratio 6. Metafeeling 7. Supersensual 8. Hotel November Tango 9. Rational Heartache 10. Spherical Time II 11. Suspended Animation 12. Runaway World
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