Released on 27th June 2015
“Following on from their debut album Shed Life, Highland Time is the new release from techno-trad fusion group, Sketch. Cultivated by percussionist and programmer Iain Copeland, Sketch’s sound is rooted firmly in traditional music with branches that extend into the realm of modern dance beats.
Featuring a host of Scotland’s finest musical talent. With vocals from Gaelic singer Darren Maclean and a guest appearance by Maeve Mackinnon, the album truly showcases the vibrancy of Scotland’s traditional music scene.
Highland Time isn’t a collision of the old with the new – with traditional sounds of the fiddle and the pipes soaring above a subculture of electro bass and percussive loops – it is a bold statement of the here and the now.”
Released on 28th May 2012
“Definitely one of the best Scottish albums of 2012” – Living Tradition
Its Here. Shed Life was released on an unsuspecting public on 28th May 2012. You can order it now from Skye Records and if you have joined the mailing list you’ll be able to get it for a discount!
Spearheading a radical new wave of Celtic-based dancefloor sounds, Sketch is the latest brainchild of ex-Peatbog Faeries/Session A9 drummer and producer Iain Copeland, and the perfect roof-raising act. With Iain on percussion and programming, the line-up also features the stunning Gaelic vocals of Maeve MacKinnon, with fiddler Neil Ewart and Steven Blake/Fraser Shaw on pipes and whistles and Chris Waite on guitar. Self-styled as “traditional music for the 21st century”, Sketch splice inspired instrumental and vocal work with powerhouse, live loops, beats and grooves. The band’s freewheeling improvisational prowess offer an exciting and dynamic live experience, as proved by several incendiary festival performances during summer 2011.
If you buy the cd today you’ll get a download right away and the CD will be posted out to you within the next 7 days.