ALAN D BOYD: DISCOGRAPHY
Scores // Bands // Projects
THE RAGGED GARDEN
2008 Fire Records
'Piously bleak and inherently pessimistic' - 8/10 Drowned in Sound
An intriguing collaboration between Scottish poet Gerry Mitchell and multi-national experimentalists Little Sparta that introduces the gritty and compelling poetry of Mitchell. Recently described as "William Burroughs Meets The Dirty Three".
OUR BOOKS WITHSTAND THE FIRE
2012 St Just Vigilantes
This album seethes with the convert’s constant fever, with the urgency of the witness. With revelation comes responsibility; the need to tell the tale consumes from within. Holy word and voices that spill down through the years fuel footsteps, masking the ache of hunger and weary bones. The boundary between self and world break down. Time stretches out. But the journey home is always impossible when you’ve been away too long. The mists and hidden places of home start to seep into the visions of the saved.
2006 Fire Records
'Little Sparta craft a quaint rustic-yet-dark feel from acoustic guitar, violin, harmonium, drums, and enough minor-key preciousness to soundtrack a stop-motion Tim Burton feature.' 7/10 Pitchfork
LITTLE SPARTA & SALLY TIMMS EP
2008 Grey Gallery
Two songs from Little Sparta recorded with Mekons Sally Timms and featuring Lu Edmonds on Bass. Partially record in a chalet at All Tomorrows Parties where Sally was performing.
CLOSE: MUSIC FOR AN EXHIBITION
2012 Little Sparta
‘Close: Music for an exhibition’ is the latest release by Little Sparta and the second on the Grey Gallery Label run by Susie Honeyman. The music is the culmination of the last few years recording at their studio in North London and performing at galleries & arts festivals while touring and writing with other projects (Mekons, St. Just Vigilantes); scoring for film & television (Day of the Triffids); and raising families.
2017 ADB & Belle
In a dystopian future where the Earth is recovering from a nuclear holocaust, sentient androids are guarding humankind's legacy in a hidden base on the moon. When an asteroid destroys much of the base CHORA returns to earth to decide if humans are worthy of receiving the knowledge that has been so closely protected for a thousand years.
SENDO SENSHI - ORIGINAL SCORE
2011 Carnero Records
"Who the hell is Motojima? I'm in love with this undiscovered classic." Freddie Cowan - The Vaccines
Japanese-Italian composer Alessandro ‘Saseko’ Motojima and 70’s B-Movie/Godfather of Whitexploitation White Dolemite infamously collaborated on the movie ‘Sendo Senshi’. The soundtrack was released but then discontinued within a month, shrouding the work in myth.
PASTOR OF OAKS: SHEPPHERD OF STONES
2006 Transparent Face/Static Caravan
'There is a certain anti-intuitive charm to this record' Cyclic Defrost
St. Just Vigilantes debut LP, Pastor of Oaks, Shepherd of Stones, is marked by the pilgrim’s good intent and the steady beat of sweetness it produces: the patient labor of desire, the dream of love only possible in ignorance.
JUST DON'T CARE/WAITING LINE
2019 Static Caravan
A digital single produced by Alan D Boyd and co-written with long time writing partner Belle. Released by Static Caravan and available on all streaming sites as well as via BandCamp.