Close up of a keyboard.

Village of the Secret KilnsThe Japanese Flag.

CD cover showing an old Japanese house through long grass. CD title 'Village of the Secret Kilns'.

Village of the Secret Kilns takes its title directly from the name of a website selling high-end Japanese porcelain from Okawachiyama, a small village in the south of Japan. I went on a tour of the village, meeting some of the artisans, and was deeply moved by the vivid colours and artistry of the porcelain produced there.

A rhythm that fits the words Village of the Secret Kilns is used in the opening theme of the title track, and the motif occurs in various guises throughout the work. The Artisan, with its busy feel, depicting artists at work, is followed by Echoes of a Dream, a more tranquil piece of rest and reflection. The work ends with Village of the Secret Kilns (reprise), completing a day’s cycle in the life of a small village devoted to producing exquisite works of art.

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A high quality version of this 4-track EP is available to download from the online music store Bandcamp, for only £2.50 (approximately $3.25 USD / 363 JPY).*

Click 'Buy Now' to download individual tracks for only £1.00 each (approximately $1.30 USD / 145 JPY).*


* Please check the current exchange rates for an accurate currency conversion.



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Dec. 30, 2017. This month I've updated the article Harry Beckett in Concert.

Nov. 27, 2017. After evaluating the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Generation USB Interface for several months, I can now post this in-depth review.

Oct. 30, 2017. The KORG SV-1 Keyboard Image Gallery has been updated this month with a brief description added to each photograph.

Sept. 25, 2017. This month sees the addition of a new piece of music - Heaven's Door.

Aug. 29, 2017. This month I've added a small selection of old photographs to a new page entitled Gallery - Archive.

July 26, 2017. The question I attempt to answer this month is Why Pay For Music? Leaving aside the legal argument there is much more to consider. Read the article to find out more.

June 28, 2017. This month features an article on how to make DIY Acoustic Panels that don't need attaching to a wall with screws or glue.

May 29, 2017. New this month is a selection of six Royalty Free Radio Jingles.

April 30, 2017. After a half-year break from adding new material to this site, I've added an article / review on Headphone Holders.

Jan. ~ Mar. 2017. New posts coming soon.


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