I think it’s the nature of blogs to get neglected, and for the past few months this blog has been true to its nature. Some upheavals in life have silenced it – the most significant of these has been a move to Africa where I have been training (and now working) as a safari guide. The bush is not known for its spectacular wifi, and studying a new vocation has proven all-consuming. Far Flown Falcon has been gliding slowly earthwards rather than soaring high: there’s been less time for music and song.
However, there is one important musical milestone that I’ve failed to announce here. At the beginning of the year I completed my fourth EP of songs: Concrete Valleys & Manmade Canyons. This was the culmination of three years living in Cairo, and the six songs are largely a commentary on how a Somerset country lad survives in one of the great cities of the world. It’s also an exploration of how the wild finds a home in mankind’s kingdom, and a celebration of the Arabic melodies and rhythms that spun my soul like a dervish while I lived in Egypt. Listen to it below:
My guitar is still with me out in the Bush, having narrowly avoided being stepped on by an elephant. It is still a source of comfort and inspiration and hopefully there will be some new songs to share soon.