Recently, my art-college friend, Charles, invited me to be Ed's co-host on the monthly experimental electronic music show, Oscilloscope, that they run along with their friend, Rob.
The last time I saw Ed was in November 2018 when we performed a concert together in Blue Sky Cafe in Bangor (with Roger Hughes, Ben and Eve Goodman).
It was a great pleasure to meet experimental audio visual artists Mark Albrow (https://markalbrow.bandcamp.com), Gary Lee Nelson, Erik Nystrom and Dafydd Roberts (Listen To The Voice Of Fire). I had a lot of fun. Check it out:
On Sunday morning, March 21st, my Dad heard journalist & Chaplain, Debbie Thrower speak on Radio 4 about a Grandmother who'd told her that she has "hungry arms" for her grandchildren, whom she hadn't been able to hug since the first lockdown. This inspired him to write "Within My Hungry Arms". He showed it to me, and we recorded it with my zoom. It was conceived, written and recorded in one morning. He is struggling to play guitar these days due to his neck and back problems, so I played guitar on the song for him.
A few days later, my sister, Ciara, filmed us in the garden and edited together this excellent video clip. Love the retro filter! She is really getting good at her new trade.
Trade secrets: We used the audio from the original Sunday morning recording. This is because outdoors you hear some car sounds and dogs barking which might have disturbed the recording. But next time, I will probably record the audio outside too, because I like the outdoor quality of the sound (to try and replicate this, I recorded some birdsong on that spot and we added it to the audio mix on the video).
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Liam Rickard is a musician & illustrator from Dyffryn Conwy, North Wales performing multilingual, global-alt-pop, party music and comedy under the name Worldwide Welshman. He is one half of the Welsh folk-rock duo, Lo-Fi Jones.