Hi – Hope all is well? All is well here.

Now then, I have added a good few people to the Focused Silence Newsletter’s mailing list – there is the unsubscribe button in the footer should you wish to stop receiving this periodic spam. Focused Silence is Andy Backhouse’s ghetto hustle to try and keep him in posh coffee – it is an experimental music label and publisher. If you have a passing interest then the label is at www.focusedsilence.com – I built that!

I have had a busy few days getting metadata wrong – this held up the completion of the Compact Discs reaching the site – however, Compact Discs are now available from Focused Silence’s shop. The necessary link is here. I am still crossing the “t’s” and dotting the “i’s” on some releases but what is in the shop is up there, ready for sale. Chuffed to bits with that. I can’t praise the patience of State51 higher (my “people who do that for me”) – they are saints when it comes to knuckle-draggers like me who find spreadsheets alien.

In other news, I have managed to get a new Microphone and Interface – so – now, I sound smoother than Terry Wogan on the label’s radio show, The Parish News – it is the same model of microphone that Michael Jackson used to record “Thriller.”

I got a bit carried away and built a fresh domain for the radio show – check out www.theparishnews.com – where you can listen to the show. If you have the time/inclination drop a comment at the bottom of the page to let me know you have dropped by. We are currently up to the Fifty-Sixth Edition.

If you are a musician who records experimental music, I might be able to help you out. If you have a release you are hoping to get out into the æther then please get in contact – the best way is to submit an album to my email address ([email protected]) using the free file transfer service www.wetransfer.com.

That is about all for now. Hot chocolate and bed for Backhouse.

Andy Backhouse // Focused Silence

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