As we reach mid-November and another new moon, the eleventh of the year, we arrive at the Bright-Side and In-Side mixes of And Still, a song written by Peter for his mother.
‘It’s full of childhood memories, some of which are good, enjoyable and positive and some of which are obviously sad, dealing with loss.
It’s an elegy of sorts. I was trying to get some of the warmth because I think that’s where the music came from, from my mum. She was very compassionate with people and with animals, so that’s part of what I was trying to do.
My parents never moved from the house in which I was born and that’s a rare thing these days. The house has now been sold, but it was full of memories, so I was trying to capture some of that. Also, in the middle, I wanted to write her a beautiful melody. She loved classical music, so we have a beautiful cello playing there. It took a while to get that right, it can’t be too emotional or too underplayed, but I think we got there in the end.’
These mixes by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent (Bright-Side) and Hans-Martin Buff (In-Side) also come with accompanying artwork by Megan Rooney.
‘Megan was the first person that was approached about this project and she showed me some of the abstract work that she’d been doing, which I thought was beautiful.’