Science tells us that our ability to remember the past and our ability to imagine the future are deeply intertwined. Trick Mist releases his second full-length The Hedge Maze and The Spade which sees him remember and imagine in equal measure. Catapulted into a period of forced introspection after the death of his 96 year old grandmother with whom he shared a remarkably close relationship. The album’s initial impulse was a quest to explore and understand this relationship as it passed into a new phase.
‘I was always wrecking her head asking her about things in her life and old ways of living. She was always very insightful about what felt like another world to me. When she died I thought I needed to continue the exploration and figure out what lessons can I take from our experience together and how can I implement them into my future. In the face of big challenges like the climate crisis maybe we can learn something from older generations.’Stream ‘
The Hedge Maze and The Spade’ HERE
Sonically the album is strikingly ambient and mediative and sees more relied use of space and melody. Trade mark experimentalism is plain to see in organic-sample laden electronic productions but also finds new expression lyrically and in the more traditional realm of folk singing. Oddity and accessibility share a harmonious platform.
The Hedge Maze and The Spade is a layered tapestry, a therapeutic space, a travel log of an inner journey with many universal truths along the way.
Pre Orders for the 12’’vinyl are now open Along with limited edition T-Shirts and Print.
Trick Mist Tour Dates
Fri 7th Oct – London: / Old Blue Last w/support Fixity (solo) (Scruff of The Neck Presents)
Sat 8th Oct – Manchester: / Castle Hotel w/support Fixity (solo) (Scruff of The Neck Presents)
Sun 9th Oct – Glasgow: / Nice N Sleazy w/support Fixity (solo)
Tue 18th Oct – Dundalk: / Spirit Store w/support Video Blue
Wed 19th Oct – Dublin: / The Workman’s Cellar w/support Howlbux (Foggy Notions Presents)
Fri 21st Oct – Limerick: / Pharmacia w/support Howlbux (L.A.S.A Presents)
Sun 23rd Oct – Cork : / Coughlan’s w/support Howlbux (Tombstome Presents)