Kate of Kid Canaveral runs us through the latest edition of our annual festive party, Christmas Baubles IX, which was held on Saturday 15th 2018 at Summerhall in Edinburgh, and featured The Spook School, Seamus Fogarty, Big Joanie, Broken Chanter, Happy Spendy, Callum Easter, Jill Lorean, Pictish Trail & Malcolm Middleton … oh, and Kid Canaveral of course. Photos by our good friend, Stephanie Gibson.
Hullo, Pictish Trail here! I seem to have gotten out of the habit of updating the Lost Map website regularly, and my memory of life events dissipates with each passing year, so i might try and put together a semi-regular blog. Specifically about label stuff, although maybe with the occasional belch of gossip.
If i manage to keep it up, it might make the website as a whole a bit less impersonal. Plus, now that we’ve made it through to our half-decade of existence, it’s as good a time as any to be a smidge reflective … and what better way to start than with a detailed rumination on our recent Strange Invitation all-dayer, an event that was to commemorate our fifth year, which took place barely a fortnight ago. I’m pretty sure I can remember that far back. With the help of some photos from Stephanie Gibson, of course …
As Lost Map Records this summer celebrates five years since it was established, so too begins an exciting new chapter with the launch of V I S I T ▲ T I O N S – a series of very special limited-edition releases, written and recorded in residency in a cabin on the label’s home the isle of Eigg, Scotland. Set up with support from Creative Scotland, the residency programme presents a unique opportunity for exciting label roster acts and guest artists to break away from the connectivity saturated modern world, go off-grid, embrace the inspiring scenery and self-sustaining community spirit of a truly special Hebridean island, and focus solely on one project for a concentrated period.
Although often aided and abetted live and on record by a seven-piece band, Randolph’s Leap is primarily the work of Nairn born-and-raised singer, songwriter and home-recording boffin extraordinaire Adam Ross. Written and performed almost entirely by Adam solo, Worryingly Okay was released on May 25th 2018, and represents Randolph’s Leap’s third full-length album proper to date.
Click this way for a lovingly assembled TRACK-BY-TRACK account of it's ten songs, composed by the main man himself …
The Corner Of A Sphere, the transportive new album from Alabaster DePlume, is OUT NOW on Lost Map Records, available on limited edition LP (from the Lost Map webshop, BandCamp, and select indie shops) and also flowing through all digital streamy places.
It's an album that truly defies categorisation, and is best imbibed in full, on eternal rotation, whilst navigating a magic carpet ride through the stratosphere.
YES WE JAN - the remix album to BAS JAN’s Yes I Jan - is now available to listen to on all streaming services. Previously, this remix album had only been made available as an infinite mega-mix, on a limited edition cassette, exclusively with advance copies of the Yes I Jan LP. BUT NOW you can ALL listen to your heart's content, in the following digital locations …
Unless you're on death row, TODAY is the first day of the rest of your life. Everything starts TODAY my friends. That's because TODAY (well, the day i'm writing this) happens to be Friday 6th April, which - in addition to being the first day of the new tax year (#excitement) - is the first day you can listen to the brand new dreamy LP The Year Dotby our non-identical London quintuplets, Firestations.
Johannesburg-based English singer-songwriter Victoria Hume released her stunning EP, Closing on Lost Map Records, back in 2016 - seven sparse, wintry songs of fluttering piano and strings, bright guitars and beautifully naturalistic vocals. Closing arrived at Lost Map's door after it was passed to Pictish Trail by his musical accomplice, and partner-in-spandex Adem of Silver Columns. Adem had previously worked with Victoria on her 2013 project Delirium, a cycle of songs themed around the complex hallucinations patients have been known to experience during hospital-based intensive care (outside of music, Victoria works as an arts manager in health and medicine and as a researcher).
The first Delirium project had been based on conversations with patients in the UK, and now Victoria has created a follow up album, Delirium Part II, with patients in South Africa. Here she is with more information about the project ...
Lost Map are excited to support Fire Records in a deluxe double-vinyl reissue of Pictish Trail's critically-acclaimed third album Future Echoes, available in select stores from Record Store Day, April 21.
To celebrate the release, Pictish Trail will be performing a rare solo show at the Amersham Arms in London for Record Store Day, ahead of a summer of festivals, including Green Man, Folk Forest, Deer Shed and Skye Live.
Look at us, in that photo. JUST LOOK AT US. So fresh faced. That was our "primary 1 school photo", taken at Green Man Festival in 2013, where Lost Map was officially born on the 16th August. What a weekend that was! It’s 2018, now… and our 5th birthday is this summer - what better way to spend it, than by returning to the Brecon Beacons?
YES. Green Man have invited Lost Map to celebrate our 5th birthday! Pictish Trail, BAS JAN, Ed Dowie will all be representing Lost Map at this year’s bash, with separate sets, alongside some Lost Map DJs … and, sweet jebus, LM graduate Seamus Fogarty is gonna be performing over the weekend too. It’s going to be emotional, folks.
Bas Jan's debut album Yes I Jan is now OFFICIALLY released into the world. Having been made available digitally over the past few weeks, the gorgeous retina-burning orange sleeve LP is now a real life physical product that you can hold in your hands, and even eat your dinner off ...