Black Rain (I) takes the form of three extended pieces of new music from A-Sun Amissa, written and recorded by Richard Knox during the early months of 2020. One new track from the record will be released digitally at the beginning of May, June and July.
Focusing on a more ambient and cinematic approach, Black Rain offers another new texture to the A-Sun Amissa palette. Plans for releases and touring during 2020 have inevitably been wrecked as the world focuses on more important things. Subsequently, we have to find new ideas and forge fresh paths, find new hope, look for ways to do things differently and seek opportunities in these trying times.
This work will test the waters in conjunction with Bandcamp’s very generous artist donation days which will happen on May 1st, June 5th and July 3rd. It’s an opportunity to try something slightly different in terms of approaching releasing music, without the fanfare or touring demands. Something more impulsive, direct and free of constraints.
We are working on a CD edition to be announced alongside the release of the third track. This release is offered as a free/pay what you want download and, of course, any support is hugely appreciated.
SLOWSECRET is a resource and archival site dedicated to the work of Richard Knox & associated projects.
Richard Knox (b. 1980) is a musician and artist living and working in Glossop, situated in the Dark Peak district in the North-West of the UK. Currently writing and touring as A-Sun Amissa, he is also a founding member of The Eternal Return Arkestra, The Rustle of the Stars and Glissando and a member of Shield Patterns.
He formed and is still currently running the independent record label Gizeh Records and alongside his design work and mixed media art projects he co-founded the screen-printing studio Death Rattle Press.
THANKS FOR VISITING. RK.
LAST UPDATE 22nd MAY 2020