Spoken word with music album, released July 2015. 

 

01. The Side-Effects Of October (02.12)

02. 4581 Asclepius (02.27)

03. Wake Up Bad Guy (01.27)

04. The Puppet Has No Master (03.17)

05. 1995 [The Empire Never Ended] (01.42)

06. The Movements Of All Mankind (03.15)

07. Dreamers With Folded Wings (03.47)

08. At The Speed Of Film (02.18)

09. Her Is All (02.35)

10. Cygnusolar (02.41)

11. Black Stars Will Have Their Season (02.35)

12. Where We Circle (02.30)

13. K & I [Panthalassa Shoreline] (03.17)

14. Her Constellation (03.35)

 

All these tracks were created in the midst of a black depressive blur in the last two weeks of May 2015, and mixed over a long weekend in Avebury, Wiltshire, summer solstice 2015. As I was recording the voice I had a specific soundscape in mind to accompany it. After sketching a few tracks, I realised I'd already recorded several hours' worth of the kind of music I had in mind in the Logos album Shamania. Shamania, for me at least, also explores a lot of the same territory and themes as the Future Ghosts text. The Future Ghosts soundtrack, therefore, draws very heavily on the Shamania sessions, including finished tracks, out-takes, and incomplete demos. This isn't simply a case of me reading over Logos tracks; everything has been restructured, reworked, and recombined. If you know Shamania, you'll hear some familiar things used in different ways. You'll also hear a lot that's new, mixed in with elements that have no connection with Shamania at all.

 

The text was assembled from short pieces and fragments written between autumn 2013 and summer 2014, many of which had previously appeared in my Twitter feed. I was re-reading Thomas Ligotti and listening to a lot of Swans then, both of which show a definite influence on the text, and to whom I give my gratitude. Gratitude also to Inextremiss, whose strange and beautiful photography I have always enjoyed and which had an influence also; the titles of some of her images found their way into Her Is All. Other influences - though you'd scarce guess it from the text - include the poetry of Jim Morrison, Philip K Dick, T S Eliot, Patti Smith.  

 

My thanks also to Michele Lyle, Keith Donovan, Steve Marshall, Trystan Swale, Jenni McGinnis.

 

 

Text / Voice: Darren Francis

Music: Darren Francis / Logos

 

The Side-Effects Of October incorporates elements of the Logos tracks Anodyne and Bipolar Binary.

4581 Asclepius incorporates elements of the Logos track Anhedoniac.

Wake Up Bad Guy incorporates elements of the Logos tracks deepblue2519 and [ # ].

The Puppet Has No Master incorporates elements of the Logos track Bipolar Binary.

1995 [The Empire Never Ended] incorporates elements of the Logos tracks Hypogirl and Deep Time.

The Movements Of All Mankind incorporates elements of the Logos tracks Friends and Bipolar Binary (Solstice Prologue mix by Jason Oliver).

Dreamers With Folded Wings incorporates elements of the Logos tracks Tesseract and Sunday To Tuesday [No One Calls].

At The Speed Of Film incorporates elements of the Logos track Angel Hair.

Her Is All incorporates elements of the Logos track Dreamer.

Cygnusolar incorporates elements of the Logos track db00215.

Black Stars Will Have Their Season incorporates elements of the Logos tracks Fire In The Mind and Hypoboy.

Where We Circle incorporates elements of the Logos track Unified Field Object.

K & I [Panthalassa Shoreline] incorporates elements of the Logos tracks Sidereal and Shamania.