The debut solo album from Keith M Thomson, “It’s Not A Matter Of Space“, will be released on Friday 9th December 2016 on the independent record label, mono del mundo.
Select songs from the album will be accompanied by a video, a few of which will be unveiled on the run up to the album’s release. The first video to be released is for the song “No Strangers Here”, which is available to watch now.
You can also have an early preview of a few other songs from the album by directing to Keith’s solo Soundcloud page.
The album will be fully streamable on Soundcloud and Spotify on and from the day of release.
“It’s Not A Matter Of Space” was written, performed, produced and mixed by Keith M Thomson and features additional vocals by Keith’s long-time partner, musical collaborator and co-singer of The Penny Black Remedy, Marijana Hajdarhodzic.
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.”
“It’s Not A Matter Of Space” by Keith M Thomson is released Friday 9th December 2016.
Performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Keith M Thomson.
Additional vocals by Marijana Hajdarhodzic.
All songs written by Keith M Thomson © 2016 All rights reserved.
℗ & © 2016 mono del mundo All rights reserved.
Released by mono del mundo.
Distribution by Cadiz Music.