…flying faster than a magic pukaea.

Animated sequence as part of the Opening Ceremony of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. A great excuse to show of New Zealand’s landscape, especially as a follow-up to “Twin Galaxies”. Pretty daunting to be creating something for such an event and such a massive audience, but definitely worth it.

…on a voyage to another world.

After three years of hard work, Immram – The Voyage of the Corvus Corrone is finally here! A collaboration between myself, Module and Paul Mclaney to restore a classic 70’s prog album – including a 12″ format, 64-page hardcover book full of gatefold illustrations.

Check out the full project over at www.voyageofthecorvuscorrone.com – there’s a full stream of the album to listen to, more images of the book, a background to the strange history of the album and more.

…diving deep, deep down.

The New Sounds of Europa

A nice case of getting to revisit an old piece and bring it up to scratch. Pretty rare. Originally an image used for one of Module’s live shows, this piece was re-worked as a potential album cover.

As part of a sonic journey that takes him all across the Solar System, Module dives into the Terra-normalized oceans of Europa. In such massive, un-interrupted depths, sound waves take on fascinating properties. They flex and evolve in ways that simply cannot be replicated on Earth! 

…sailing away.

Finally, it’s here. The longest-gestating project I’ve ever been involved with is finally set to be released.

After nearly three years of development, Immram – The Voyage of the Corvus Corrone is due to be released on June 13th 2011 through Escape Artists Recordings. A progressive synth-rock trip of the highest order, the physical package involves a 64-page hardcover book with 70-minute album on cd – harking back to the days when a vinyl album had gatefold artwork and was stuffed full of liner notes to pore over while listening to the music. Everything you need to disappear into another world.

Check out the trailer above, I hope it gets your imagination fizzing! If indeed you are fizzing, there’s more info over at www.voyageofthecorvuscorrone.com

…picking paths.

The Long Road

You step out from the wizard’s ramshackle hut. The gnarled and dusty landscape stretches out before you, daring you to traverse it’s treacherous paths. In one of these strange cities, you will find the keys to your freedom.

You are ready to begin your adventure. Now, turn to page 1.

Just a quick little sketch, trying out some brush techniques before I make a final push on the Immram project. A trippy landscape that reminds me of the old pick-a-path books.