Monday, 17 December 2012

Ant Music

David Longdon: ANT Self Portrait: 02/12/12

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

We [in BBT] are planning to meet in Southampton early in the New Year. Nick is once again flying in from the states and we will be recording rhythm tracks for new material including pieces designated for THE BIG BIG THING. I'm really looking forward to getting together again with the band and hearing the new tracks start to come to life.

We are also working on something special that will be available in early 2013 but that is all I can tell you for now!

What a year it's been. EE pt 1 was released back in September and it has been incredibly well received.  Thank you all for the support you have given us throughout 2012.

On a slightly religious note [well it is Christmas!] has anyone else noticed an implied Christ-like face on the cover of EE Pt.1? My friend Simon Withers noticed it and mentioned it to me the other evening. I have to say that I have never noticed it but Simon is an artist, so he spends much of his time either making images or looking at them.

What do you think? Can you see it too?

Q: What's with the ant reference and the ant-like portrait then David?

Well... in November 2012, Andy Tillison [from The Tangent and also recently involved with BBT on English Electric] invited me to contribute vocals and vocal arrangements for the new album by The Tangent called Le Sacre Du Travail. The piece is written by Andy and some of it is influenced by the orchestral works of Igor Stravinsky, especially the Rite of Spring. It will feature musical performances by Theo Travis, Jakko Jakszyk, Gavin Harrison, Jonathan Barrett and me!

Ants are featured in the concept of this album.

With English Electric Part 2 being released in March 2013 and Le Sacre Du Travail coming out later in the year, it looks as though 2013 is going to be busy!

"Although it's been said, many times, many ways... 

Merry Christmas!

To you."




  1. Love the self portrait David, you are indeed an Ant!! :D

    Happy Christmas to you and all at BBT and here's to a peaceful and musical 2013

  2. Merry Christmas to you both Sally.

  3. Merry Christmas, David, to you and family. Thanks for making this year a very special and rewarding year in terms of quality prog, as well as the kind and warm friendship you guys offer. And next year... oh boy...! Love your work!

    Peace and music always
    New Zealand (you know, that far flung piece of ancient Empire real estate down in the South Pacific)

  4. All of my best wishes to you David.

    And God bless you.

  5. Your post warmed my heart, David. Thanks.

  6. Merry Saturnalia to you, David, and to your colleagues in BBT.


  7. Merry Christmas to you too David. The last 2 BBT albums have blown me away completely - you guys tick all the boxes. Looking forward eagerly to EE2!

  8. Thank you all for your comments. Merry Christmas to you all.

  9. Marry Christmas to you! And thanks for EE1. Can't wait for the Part 2.