The second of our releases of new albums by Moff Skellington is now available via Amazon. Release via I-Tunes is also anticipated shortly.
With this release Moff delivers 16 excellent new songs dealing with his usual range of unique, and oft times, surreal subject matter. Moving between up tempo traditional song forms and spoken word backed with a range of unique instruments Moff , whose given name is Andy Quayle, is an iconoclast blessed with a unique talent with words and music that defies convention and operates in a separate and quite distinct time continuum to the rest of the world of entertainment.
His prolific and prodigious output, over twenty albums and one DVD since 1999, offers some of the most exciting and challenging work you are ever likely to hear. Aside from his musical endeavours he is also a gifted and talented visual artist who has exhibited his unique painting and drawings in many different locations. He has recently moved into the world of video to create a fascinating marriage of his paintings and music.
The vast majority of the Moff Skellington albums are home recordings, on which Andy sings, talks and plays a variety of instruments, including accordion, melodica, harmonicas, whistles, ukulele, guitar, huttyphone, stylophone, bodhran, jaw harp, kalimba, dulcimer, metronome, tenor horn, baritone euphonium, various percussion and elastic bands.. The results are then mixed and mastered to create amazing collections of songs and poems. Everything is recorded in real-time, there is no cut and paste, no sampling, no drum machines, in fact nothing artificial at all, except perhaps the stylophone.
Moff’s manifesto is simple and quite direct
“The chosen musical form is that of Edoddi, a species of folk music which celebrates the very individual and often skewed perceptions of the world engendered by modern life. Edoddi provides a refreshing alternative to the prescriptions and formulas of mainstream and “alternative” folk music. Edoddi philosophy: nothing is arbitrary. Make it up as you go along, it’s bound to be authentic!”.
German Shepherd will be making available previously unreleased material, and some older recordings, during 2015. A series of four albums by Moff are still available from Invisiblegirl records at this link.
March 2015 – The Corkscrew Tongue