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Oh! 02:23
Abade 02:31


CONFINEMENT - noun 1. concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labour for 17 hours" childbed, parturiency, gestation, labour.

During this unprecedented time of our collective confinement we are perhaps being asked to journey inward to undertake the task of rebirthing ourselves and our society. What kind of world do we truly want to live in?

Love this time as you might the anticipated arrival of a newborn child. Nurture your way toward a deeply loving connection first with yourself, then to all living things.

THE CONFINEMENT TAPES will reveal what has been forgotten, what has been abandoned, what is current and what is to come. A cleansing, a nurturing and a birthing. An evolving collage, urged forth from this collective-oh-so-rare circumstance. A portal, pregnant with potential. From the darkness into light. From the inside, outside.

Bic Hayes, Jo Spratley and Jesse Cutts, whilst holed up in their English south-coast home and studio, will be adding to this project throughout this period of internment. THE CONFINEMENT TAPES will be deleted once we are all set free and reborn.


released April 8, 2020

This first release for THE CONFINEMENT TAPES brings together three tributes from three experimental on-goings of Jo Spratley and Bic Hayes. Love and gratitude to Kim, Bill, and Syd. Fat cheques in the post...

These songs are free to download. Should you wish to support this project we would encourage you to donate to these fundraising efforts for our dear friends-in-need right now;

Jon Poole: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helpjonny
Tim Quy: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-ashby-1
Tim Smith: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/timsmith

M U M M Y: Oh! ~ Written by Kim Deal.
Lovingly recorded and mixed by M U M M Y at Tim Smith’s House, Wiltshire 2015. Mastered by Ron Synovitz at Golden Hive, Prague.
M U M M Y is Jo Spratley and Bic Hayes. M U M M Y album lands in full force in this year of 2020. 

babyskullz: Abade ~ Written by William D Drake with words by Tim Smith. Mastered by Dallas Simpson at Dallas Masters 2010.
This cover recorded and mixed at The Monastery Hampshire in 2009 a contender for inclusion for the The Tim Smith Tribute album, Leader of The Starry Skies. 
babyskullz is Jo Spratley. More of this confusing noise coming soon… watch the spaces inbetween the spaces.
William D Drakes oeuvre: williamddrake.bandcamp.com

mikrokosmos: Matilda Mother  ~ Written by Syd Barrett.
This cover recorded in 1993 onto 8 track 1/4 inch at The Corridor West London…  and immediately forgotten. Laid bare unto this electrified light in 2020, spared no mercy and mixed - especially for this release. Mastered by Jesse Cutts.  
mikrokosmos is Christian Hayes. Here: mikrokosmos.bandcamp.com


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The Confinement Tapes Brighton, UK

THE CONFINEMENT TAPES is Jesse Cutts, Bic Hayes and Jo Spratley.
Whilst in isolation we will be adding music to this page on an infrequent basis.
THIS SITE IS TEMPORARY. This project and all material produced will be deleted the day we can once again hold one another.. Blessed be that day.
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