La Dérive

La Dérive
by Observation Point and Susan Matthews

La Dérive (The Drift) explores the arcane mythology surrounding 18th Century Architect Nicholas Hawksmoor and his esoteric designs for six London churches. Popular culture (most notably Alan Moore’s graphic novel ‘From Hell’) portrays Hawksmoor’s churches as sited along geometric patterns or leylines, creating a form of ‘psychogeography’ -the specific effects of the geographical environment consciously organised to affect the emotions and behaviour of individuals.

Observation Point: atmospheres, synths, guitars
Susan Matthews: voices, pianos, spirit ambience

Robert Seymour: baritone ukulele and low D whistle on ‘Woolnorth’


Llên / Lore

Dyma’r 21ain datganiad gan Observation Point. Adlewyrchiad ysgafn a thywyll o’r cymylau arnom ni i gyd. Swm o rannau dirgel. Mwy o gysgodion, ysbrydion a phethau nas gwelwyd o’r blaen.

This is the 21st release by Observation Point. A light and dark reflection of the clouds upon us all. A sum of mysterious parts. More shadows, ghosts and unseen things.

Available on Bandcamp as a gatefold digipak CD or digital download.

Neuadd y Drychau / Hall of Mirrors

As featured on BBC Radio 6Music ‘Freak Zone’ show. Lockdown collaboration between OP and vanguard of 80’s London synthesists, Peter Beasley

Recorded November 2019-October 2020 in Monmouthshire and London.

released October 6, 2020

Observation Point: sounds, synths and rhythms
Peter Beasley: synths and rhythms

Cover art by Piper Alice Saunders

Limited edition CD release on Sandpiper Records. Includes 4 bonus tracks and download code for the digital album. Available now on Bandcamp.