Isolated

The world’s first vocoppella (vocoder only) album. It’s about isolation, snow scenes, old books, viruses, loneliness, self-doubt, werewolves, getting old, moths, that darkness which lies within us — being human. Today I wrote my 2020th haiku. Many of the words in this album came from these haiku. It’s also an album about 2020.

If you download the album on Bandcamp you get an extra 11 tracks of extended versions and demos.

You can listen on Spotify if you prefer:

It’s also on all the other music places.

I recorded a long rambling monologue about why I decided to do this project and how it came about:

I made some alternative album art. These stones are hidden around the UK. I hope someone finds one!

Maps – Vocoppella version

Here’s another vocoder cover that I wasn’t allowed to put on the new album; Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Maps – originally by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I’ve been thinking about what name this type of music could have. My first idea was Folkoder, but I think I prefer Vocopella. What do you think?

Between The Bars – Vocoder cover

As I mentioned, I am going to release a new album when I hit my 2020 haiku streak. This album only uses two instruments – my voice and a vocoder. I’ve been messing about with the vocoder and doing some covers of other songs, but these are problematic to get onto Spotify and Bandcamp so I thought I’d share them here instead. Here is the first:

Between The Bars – Elliott Smith cover

Thanks for listening.