Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently
There's so much, we just haven't had time or space to discuss. But one thing is very clear indeedMartin Archer is definitely taking care of business.
"Right now, I'm actively making the first Juxtavoices CD, the fourth Julie Tippetts CD, the seventh Combat Astronomy CD, the second Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere CD, the third Inclusion Principle CD, the second Engine Room Favourites CD, a new chamber work for voices and ensemble, some further Juxtavoices recordings, a new solo CD, plus I'm producing a singer-songwriter CD for Frostlake. Then, I'm doing ten gigs per year with Juxtavoices, four gigs per year locally with various one-off ensembles, whatever one-off gigs come along and hopefully a small tour with Engine Room Favourites. And it's a case of knowing all these great people, who deserve to be heard. Their projects deserve to be progressedit simply has to get done! Somehow...I mean, I don't waste a lot of time watching TV or in the pub or shit like that. Then, of course, there's mailing the CDs out, updating the website, keeping SoundCloud up to date. I could really do with an extra life. But I don't think any of that is particularly unorthodox. What's different, or at least what people say about me who help me create this stuff, is that they don't know how I manage to sustain so much activity all the time. But as I say, it's got to be done, there isn't a choice."
Martin Archer, Blue Meat, Black Diesel & Engine Room Favourites (Discus, 2013)
Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere, Orchestra of the Upper Atmosphere (Discus, 2013)
Julie Tippetts and Martin Archer, Serpentine (Discus, 2012)
Julie Tippetts and Martin Archer, Tales of FiNiN (Discus, 2011)
Combat Astronomy, Flak Planet (Discus, 2011)
Inclusion Principle, The Leaf Factory Fallback (Discus, 2010)
Julie Tippetts and Martin Archer, Ghosts of Gold (Discus, 2009)
Martin Archer, Heritage and Ringtones (Discus, 2004)
Martin Archer, English Commonflowers (Discus, 2003)
Courtesy of Martin Archer