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    OK, it’s been a while, and I should have mentioned it earlier, but I produced F.L.A.R.E.S by Boreal Wood a while back and it has since been released on Toolong Records with more info here.

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    Oh and at the same time I should mention that I co-wrote, played guitar and produced a song Scarecrow on the latest album Opium by Jay-Jay Johanson.

  • Universal Road

    I’m happy to announce the release of  the Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener album, Universal Road on March 23rd 2015 on Soleil Après Minuit.

    The album is now available

    Anyone buying directly from robinguthrie.com will be in for a little treat, with a free limited edition CD of the 2012 track  the places we go, which will only be available if you order directly from us…

    The tracklist is …

    1. universal road
    2. dice
    3. amnesia
    4. old friend
    5. yesterday’s news
    6. cry for survival
    7. sometime
    8. triumphant
    9. reason
    10.blind

  • white bird

    White Bird In A Blizzard – Original Music by Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd.
    CD available now here NOW …
    The soundtrack album to Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard has just been released in the US on Lakeshore Records.
    You can get it directly from us which is way cooler.

  • OK, I get it, I’ve been a bit of a slacker with my website, however I just did a quick and dirty calculation which puts me at about 72 things recorded over the last 12 months which, well, kinda excuses me, somewhat. What with all my girls, real life, windows fucking 8 and bills to pay, dogs, ebay excesses and an uncontrollable beard situation, I would consider myself forgiven for momentarily forgetting about the interweb. All things considered, and with my well known, but perhaps slightly over documented, problems with the local telecoms people (FYI in my book it’s not offensive to suggest demolishing a church if it it between my so called 4G telephone and it’s corresponding so called 4G  cellphone tower….) communication has been more of an exciting privilege than a taken for granted right. My internet connectivity, in my humble domain, exists solely on a Tuesday, beneath the chestnut tree or on Friday mornings (sauf les jours feries), standing on one leg by the front gate, while pointing my phone towards La Poste wile humming La Marseillaise, and make no mistake, you have to hum with conviction. This is my way of telling those of you who I know and love, use the land line (it works, I personally oversaw the two baked-bean cans being strung together by a France Telecom engineer), oh, and send postcards.
    So, here I am, profiting from a slight lull in work (I’ve been thinking it was Friday all day but I was cheerily informed by my youngest that it was in fact Thursday, which, well initially fucked me off,  as I figured I had to endure one more weekday, but then gave me a sense of triumph as I realised that I just won a day to catch up with undone things in my so-called life, like catching up with the internet and the world outside, the world, past the mailbox just beyond the range of my slippers.
    However, sadly it’s really Friday tomorrow, so back to work… 
    Mais quand même… I compiled a little list, of what I’ve been getting up to. The album Another Flower with Harold Budd , the Flares EP for Boreal Wood, my song-writing with adorable genius of Jay-Jay Johanson, the album Universal Road with Mark Gardener, which should have been out already but for my inability to get it together combined with his recent foray into fatherhood, a life event, btw, which puts silly fucking records into perspective.
    The White Bird in a Blizzard, original soundtrack album has kept me busy as have doing lots of artwork and mastering for the re-released CD digipak editions of After The Night Falls and Before The Day Breaks albums with Harold Budd, as well as a gate-fold sleeve, double vinyl album version of the two aforementioned albums. Likewise vinyl editions of my Fortune album, as well as the Bordeaux album with Harold Budd have become available at Darla Records.
    A very cold and windy January found me producing the next, as yet untitled, Heligoland EP, the next in a series of their location recordings, recorded in a lighthouse in Normandy which we soon followed by Dave & Sandra’s summer wedding, but, and you know what I am about to say, that life events like this put silly fucking records into perspective.
    This week I started on a score for Surface Waves by Seattle cinematographer Reed O’Beirne. Oh, my goodness, I am excited about that.
    I went, with my girls, to see White Bird in A Blizzard at the Festival du Cinéma Américain de Deauville, with the director Gregg Araki, and the public première of White Bird at the MK2 Bibliothèque in Paris. I got to wear my suit for all three occasions and looked rather dapper.
    Most people took picture of my girls.
    Apart from that all seems well.
    During this week, my friend Anton has been trying to take a nice picture of me but now he has left, it’s Friday again for the second time this week.

Winter 2009/2010

Posted on Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Producing new tracks for Annie Barker
Mastered album Clouds, Paperships and Fallen Angels for Dark Orange
Released EP,  Sunflower Stories
Performed at Tanned Tin Festival, Spain
Performed at ATP, The Nightmare Before Christmas


3 Responses to “Winter 2009/2010”

  1. Marcos Ludwig

    I got curious after reading this passage from a 2006 interview: “I much prefer a good book than going out. I really do get a lot of inspiration from reading more than anything else.” I was wondering if Mr Guthrie could share a little bit of what he has been reading recently. Thanks and congrats for the fantastic work.


  2. MikeN

    received “Sunflower Stories”, tentatively placed it in the CD drawer, hit play and closed my eyes … oh, my, what wonderful images are conjured in my mind by those melifluous soundscapes and melodies … continuing on from Carousel you hit the spot yet again!
    an inspiration to musicians everywhere – looking forward to more news of forthcoming releases


  3. Sean Allen

    Robin I listen to your music with headphones to grade papers. I use it because while listening to it I become incredibly focused. This is necessary because I am a lazy ass. Also, listening to your music makes even the worst of essays seem brilliant and artistic. So I was excited to try out Sunflower Stories. What a pleasure to hear. Thank you for all your work and sincerity.

    To everyone-just finished a book called Motherless Brooklyn which is a pretty good read. Sort of funny/dark detective pulp spin…


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