Glory Daze review of Fictional Histories!

We are totally honoured that Fictional Histories is the subject of this fantastic review on GloryDazeMusic.  Our heartfelt thanks to Malcolm Smith for the kind words!  Check it out in full here:

https://glorydazemusic.com/vf/discussion/13464/

 


Andrea on The Time Machine!

Yesterday’s edition of “The Time Machine” radio show from Hawaii featured an interview with our very own Andrea, along with plays of two songs from Fictional Histories.  Check out the excerpt here:

And be sure to check out the full show archive when it’s up https://thetimemachineradioshow.blogspot.com/

 


“Fictional Histories” is HERE!

At last!  Our debut album (or is it?) is here!

Four years in the making (though we’ve been doing other things too, as you can see below) – Fictional Histories is eleven songs ranging from the hauntingly ethereal to the brazenly bombastic, woven together by the illusion of a long, shared history.  Decisions and regrets, successes and failures, lessons learned, roads forever not taken and paths that might still be explored; it is a conversation about pausing in the midst of adulthood, taking stock of the paths that led us to this point, and realizing that there are many more songs left to sing.

If you’ve enjoyed our cover songs, you may well like our originals too.  You can acquire downloads or real-life CD copies of the album (with amazing packaging – at least until we run out of them) from our Bandcamp site (where the majority of funds goes back to the artist).  It’s also available on other platforms from today (see below for a selection), but if you want to help us out and keep the wandering going, Bandcamp is the best option!

For a quick sneak preview…

Places to listen and buy!

Bandcamp (downloads and CDs)

Apple Music / iTunes

Spotify

Amazon (UK) / Amazon (US)

Also available from some time today on other streaming services!


Album of the Week on ConRadio!

Tonight Fictional Histories will be featured as album of the week on ConRadio.  The show starts at 9pm (BST); 4pm (EST) and earlier over the other side of the USA – you work it out!  Come join the fun at www.mixlr.com/ConRadio


Here am I sitting in a tin can…

Come and join us on a lunar voya…

:-O Whoa! Can you believe this is our FIFTIETH cover song as a duo?! :-O

:-O Whoa! Can you also believe that this coming Monday is the fourth anniversary of our FIRST cover song recording? :-O

True, not quite all those fifty are out here in the world with videos, and we’ve also done songs with other people, and things that don’t count as proper recordings… AND we’ve done a whole bunch of original songs that you’ll be hearing all about in the coming months. 😉 So not bad for four years’ effort!

And what have we chosen for this 50th cover? Well, we’ve blasted off into space with our interpretation of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. The original is pretty hard to beat, so you may feel some familiarity in our rendition, but we’ve given it a little twist along the way too. Please join us on a journey to the moon! 🙂


All Lies And Jests – Four Years of The Aeon Wanderers

Four years ago today, a chance conversation on FB led to the formation of The Aeon Wanderers. That’s us, by the way. What better way to celebrate than to share this little video we made for our version of “The Boxer” by Paul Simon? 🙂

We recorded this earlier in the year for a “Bridge Over Troubled Water” tribute album, to mark its 50th Anniversary, but when discussing what to do about an accompanying video, ended up deciding our original idea was a bit too complicated. As it turns out, what we ended up with was a lot more complicated! 😉 So here it is, after two months in production, plus the secret bonus verse that Simon & Garfunkel didn’t record. There may be one or two other fun things to spot, if you’re eagle-eyed enough.

“When you collaborate with someone else on something creative, you get to places that you would never get to on your own. The way an idea builds as it careens back and forth is so unpredictable. You never know where it might lead.”

– John Cleese


I’m Gonna Take Lonely…

The extremely talented Tim Minchin invited his viewers to make their own lock-down versions of his upcoming new song, “I’ll Take Lonely Tonight”, a wistful tale of avoiding temptations, or as he puts it “a song about not having sex”! Since we’ve been doing these remote-isolated-trans-Atlantic-collaborations for years now, we decided we should have a go. 🙂 Here’s our interpretation – enjoy, and check out Mr Minchin’s website for more of his stuff: www.timminchin.com


Take comfort wherever you can, you can.

It’s unexpected bonus song time!  We were both invited to a Covid Lockin Online Open Mic that took place yesterday.  Andrea was keen to participate but doesn’t play an instrument, so we put this cover together as a special for the event – admittedly not quite live, but the best we could do at short notice, and with our geographical and temporal constraints. Alas, our offering went unheard, so we’re sharing it with you all here instead.  In the words of Deb Talan, whose song this is, “Take comfort wherever you can, you can, you can.”


Can we work it out? We can!

Remote recording with your friends from isolation? We’ve been doing this for years. Bloomin’ upstarts.

So one day last year, I (O) thought, “Hey, you know what? We should do ‘We Can Work It Out’.” So we did. 🙂 And now that real life has slowed down a little bit, and since Zoom seems to be the virtual hangout of choice during these interesting times, we decided a Zoom video was the way to be down with the kids.

Anyway here we go – recorded in those heady days of February 2020, when international travel was still a thing, and Andrea was on the old side of the pond…

Stay safe. 🙂


The world is spinning madly on…

The world has been spinning madly on since the new year, so it’s perhaps appropriate that we kick off the new decade with this one from The Weepies. 🙂 Happy 2020, and look out, because it’s debut album year!