I’m looking for a partner to release my latest project, Mota-Rolla.

The initial idea for the project came from 11 improvisations that were recorded during a family holiday to the Highlands. When I came home I added further eBow guitar and piano improv in my tiny loft studio, then arranged them into the seven structured compositions I’d like to release.

All instruments were played as live and occasionally looped, including strings and wind instruments taken from the BBC Symphony Orchestra sound pack by Spitfire Audio.

The end-result could broadly fit into the ambient category but is also redolent of instrumental prog, electronic, drones and minimalism taking in influences like; Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Terry Riley, Robert Fripp, Brian Eno and Philip Glass.

About Mota-Rolla

The name Mota-Rolla and initial cover design are based on Judas Priest’s first album, Rocka Rolla – a record I loved as a child – combined with the expediential growth of mobile technology and “always on” culture. This carries into the loose theme of the release – a slower life inspired by the peace of the Highlands; when phones were for talking and social media didn’t exist, supported by the use of samples of analogue telephone services from the 1970s in some of the tracks.

What help do I need?

I’m looking for a label to release and help market the album. I’d love to work with you on the artwork, sleeve design and mix/master to match your label’s unique design ethic and style.

Listen to Mota-Rolla

You can hear the the album below. A short, video taster reel is also available to view.

I look forward to hearing from you. Hopefully we can work together.

All the best,



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Sound Effects Of Death And Horror (SEODAH) is a one-person project by me, John – sometimes called Distruth, depending on my mood. The name comes from the BBC soundtrack album released in 1977.

My early memories are full of classic sci-fi/horror, civil defence, nuclear siren tests, public information films, Quatermass and Doctor Who.

Ever since I was a child I’ve been fascinated by sound; how it works, how to manipulate it and the effect it has on people.

Whether it’s Black Sabbath, Tangerine Dream, King Crimson, Kraftwerk or film soundtracks it’s all just music to me.

I see SEODAH as a series of projects and concepts that interest me. Whether you class it as prog, ambient, electronic, or experimental music is up to the listener.

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