Letters To The Dead

by Nick Hudson

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The Digipack CD edition limited to 500 copies worldwide, is available now. CD version features two exclusive bonus tracks not found on the vinyl.

Featuring guest appearances from members of Kayo Dot / maudlin of the Well, Asva and Baliset, Ekca Liena, Stuart Warwick and a host of ingenious Brighton musicians.

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released January 27, 2013

All compositions written and produced by Nick Hudson

Bad Atoms

Nick Hudson – piano
Tim Byrnes – flugel horn, trumpet, brass arrangement
Daniel Mackenzie – electric piano, treatments

Anchorman

Nick Hudson – piano, voices
Stuart Warwick – voices

Letter Number One

Nick Hudson – guitar, voice, piano
Joshua Clarke-Legallienne – guitar
Greg Massi – guitar
Stuart Warwick – vocals

Letter Number Two

Nick Hudson – guitar, piano, voices, bells, contact mic, drums

Letter Number Three

Nick Hudson – guitars, voice, bells, treatments
Paul Stanway – drums
Ingrid Plum – soprano vocals

Séance

Nick Hudson – piano, guitars, voice, treatments, foley
Lois Norman – voice of The Mother
Wolf Deraze - possession voices

Under The Light of the Dead

Nick Hudson – guitar, bass, voice, drums, tin whistle, bells

Call To Trial

Nick Hudson – voices
Toby Driver – guitar

Testimony of A Terrible Mother

Nick Hudson – guitar, voice
Greg Massi – first guitar solo
Joshua Clarke-Legallienne – second guitar solo

Home

Nick Hudson – piano
Will Gardner – alto saxophone
Daniel Mackenzie – treatments, bass

Choir on 'Bad Atoms', 'Séance' and 'Home' – Karin Sandstedt, Wolf Deraze, Ingrid Plum, Stuart Warwick, Thomas White, Joe Nockles, Alethea Wiles, Nick Hudson, Stuart Warwick.

Recorded in a pastiche of Gertrude Stein's salon.

Mastered by Paul Stanway

Mastered for vinyl by Mell Detmer

Pianos recorded by Nick Hudson and Joshua Clarke-Legallienne at Under The Bridge, Brighton University, and The Hand in Hand, Brighton.

Choir recorded at St. Mary's Church, Brighton

Guest contributions written and recorded by Greg Massi, Toby Driver, Tim Byrnes all recorded in the parts of the US where they respectively reside.

Artwork by Florian Ayala Fauna, Daniel Mackenzie, Karin Sandstedt and Nick Hudson

Layout by Daniel Mackenzie

Gracious and everlasting thanks to:

All of the musicians, Joe Nockles, Mark and Gina Hudson, Cara Courage, Shawn Sambol, Paul Stanway, Chris Purdie, Stuart Dahlquist, Toby Driver, Karin Sandstedt, Daniel Mackenzie, Gary Goodman, Florian Ayala Fauna, Jake Weller, Dennis Cooper, Diarmuid Hester, Anna Nockles, Adrian Nockles, Luke Nockles, Gianluca Galetti, Klarita Pandolfi-Carr, Jon Buckland, Camille Philips, James French, Catherine Considine, Kevin Sedgeley, Thomas Moore, Victoria Stanway, David Ivall, Jonathan Guishard, Emma Hegarty, Anthony Mann, Tim Byrnes, Stephanie Morphew, Louise Spiring, Greg Massi, Toni Salerno, Michael Salerno, Daniel Means, Linda Potter, Tim Gavlick, James Butler, Rob Mackay, Tina Wilkins, Josh Aransky, Richardaina and Steve Preston, Holy Cities, Enrico, Catherine Howett, Carisa Mellado, Caroline Rudland, Jon Leech, Jhonn Balance, Liz Darley, Zak Hait, Neale Lawrence, David Tibet, Mae Fortune, Colin Wakefield, Patrick McHugh, and anyone who's offered a supportive word or gesture over the two years that have passed since this colossus first tapped me on the shoulder and insisted that I bring it into being...

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Nick Hudson Brighton, UK

Nick Hudson is a composer/musician/artist based in the UK..

His queer gnostic post-punk ensemble The Academy Of Sun are currently working on their new album 'Codex Novena'.

"...Like if Nicks Drake and Cave had a homunculus moonchild in a marriage presided over by William Burroughs" - Scott Treleaven, This Is The Salivation Army.

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