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Hello: I'm a composer, producer and bass player. Bass singer and bass clarinettist too: I seem to feel at home with those more relaxed frequencies. And home is where the studio is: you can listen to some of my productions here.

See below for news of the latest shows and recordings: hear some of my latest work, plus music from way back. And acquire delicious Blake product secure in the knowledge that as well as being beautiful and worthwhile, most of this stuff is so obscure that it'll supercharge your collection with ineffable coolth. 

You can contact me at:  ian(at)ianblake.net

April 25, 2019

Luminous, Australia's scariest lullaby album, is now downloadable from Helen Rivero's Bandcamp site:

March 28, 2019

The album's doing well, with a win at Finland's EMMA awards and a number one spot in the Transglobal World Music chart. The Finnish press has excellent reviews in the Helsingen Sanomat, Karjalainen, and the Finnish Music Quarterly: elsewhere, you can read about it in Sweden's Lira Musikmagasin, Armenia's Golos Armenii and the Australian Rhythms magazine.

SANS will be playing at the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival on July 11th and 12th. This is where the band first came together in 2011, and these will be our first shows with Erika Hammarberg, whose voice you can hear on the Bandcamp player above.

The band reconvenes in Portugal for a concert on July 22nd at the Festival Músicas do Mundo, Sines.

Bassoonist and singer Zoey Pepper has been performing my multibassoony karaoke work The River Daughter recently - here's a taste:

September 20, 2018

kulku.jpgThere's a new SANS CD: it's called Kulku and we had a grand time recording it in rural Suffolk with producer Jim Sutherland and engineer Les Mommsen - and new, additional singer Erika Hammarberg, whose voice beautifully complements that of Sanna Kurki-Suonio.

Here's a review courtesy of Rootsworld, and you can hear and buy the album via Bandcamp or direct from Cloud Valley.

And here's Robin Denselow's review in The Guardian.

And the fRoots review by Chris Nickson.

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