Kevin Pearce

Kevin Pearce’s new album ‘Matthew Hopkins and The Wormhole’  is the follow up to his 2011 debut  ‘Pocket Handkerchief Lane’.

This new album is a dark and haunting collection of songs which evoke the flat, grey skied landscapes of pastoral Essex villages like Mistley and Manningtree, which are home to Pearce and historically, Matthew Hopkins, the legendary Witchfinder General.

The album is presented in two acts. Act 1 is the original version of the album as recorded by Pearce and his Essex musical cohorts. Act 2 is an electronic reinterpretation of the songs by artist/producer Dean Honer ( I Monster, Human League, Add N to X) .

Over some tankards of ale in a Mistley drinking establishment which was once owned by Hopkins, Pearce and Honer hatched the idea of taking this new Arcadian album and producing a futuristic mirror of it, juxtaposing the acoustic with the electronic.

The outcome is a journey through a wormhole to a parallel dimension!

The album is released on 22nd July 2013 but you can get a chance to hear the material ahead of the release at Kevin’s live show at Colchester Arts Centre on Wednesday 10th April. Tickets available via the Arts Centre website

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