The debut solo album by Keith M Thomson.
Released by mono del mundo on Friday 9th December 2016.
Available to stream on Soundcloud and spotify.
“It’s Not A Matter Of Space” by Keith M Thomson.
All words and music written by Keith M Thomson © 2016 All rights reserved.
Performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Keith M Thomson.
Additional vocals by Marijana Hajdarhodzic.
Mastered by Paul Pascoe at Church Road Recording Company, Hove, UK.
℗ & © 2016 mono del mundo All rights reserved.
The copyright of these sound recordings is owned by mono del mundo.
Released by mono del mundo (2016).
Distribution by Cadiz Music.
On the writing, recording and release of his debut solo album, and on why he is presenting new material as a solo artist, Keith had this to say;
“Over the last two years or so, I’ve written a lot of new songs, many of which I felt didn’t quite fit within the ‘musical and lyrically stylistic remit’ (which granted, is fairly broad) of The Penny Black Remedy. But I really liked a lot of the songs and felt it would be a shame for them to kind of metaphorically sit idly and gather dust exclusively in my own (non-metaphorical) head. So basically, I just decided to perform, record and release the material myself, on a new label, and under my own name. I think the solo material differs (in my mind, fairly radically) in a few different ways to TPBR; The songs themselves are structurally quite different (being less cross-genre and ostensibly less ‘upbeat’, tempo-wise) and I guess thematically, the overall mood is a shade ‘darker’. This in turn has made this album sound quite spacious and has conceivably given it a more ‘cinematic/soundtrack’ feel; Lyrically, the songs are less obviously, (and perhaps less flippantly), autobiographical and are a lot more narrative based, making them a bit more ambiguous and allegorical, subject-wise. A friend who had an early listen to the album said he thought it sounded like the “musical equivalent of a movie jointly directed by John Waters, John Ford and David Lynch”. I liked that. It kind of summed the whole thing up. For me, anyway.”