Richard Moult is an English composer, artist and poet currently living in remote northern Scotland. His solo work includes two albums for the Second Language label, "Celestial King for a Year" and the recently released "Yclypt". FEF followers may also know him as a member of United Bible Studies and from his appearance on the Raising Holy Sparks debut.
"Rodorlihtung" is a three-part piano-based suite tracing a journey from the East Sussex coast, to the mountains of Wester Ross, North Scotland, and finally arriving under the starry skies of the Hebridean Isles (the title itself being an obscure Old English word meaning 'the brightness of the starry skies').
Each movement is longer and more brooding than the last, culminating in the self-styled "classical doom" of the side-long third part, which was recorded in an East Sussex church during sessions for the "Ethe" album, and ends with the eerie barking of a fox. The mood of this meditative and engrossing album is perfectly encapsulated by the artist's cover painting.
Richard Moult: piano, keyboards, field recordings
Michael Tanner: bowed guitar on parts 1 & 3
Composed, arranged and mixed by Richard Moult. Piano recorded by Michael Lawrence in St Leonards Parish Church, East Sussex, England. Further instrumentation recorded by Richard Moult on the shores of Loch Snizort, Scotland, Spring 2012. Mastered by Rudi Arapahoe at Purgatory Mastering.
This album is dedicated to Amanda Mowat