Q- Where does the name A Mote Of Dust come from? - It's a quote from Carl Sagan -
“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
Q- Who is Carl Sagan? - Maybe this will help - "Who is Carl Sagan?"
Q- Who played on the album?- Myself (Craig b) (Guitar, vocals and some clumsy bass playing) and Graeme Smillie (Piano and bass).
Q- Who recorded the album? - Paul Savage at Chem 19
Q- Who/What is Babi Yaga Records? - Babi Yaga records was set up long ago to release the first two Aereogramme seven inches (http://www.discogs.com/Aereogramme-Hatred/release/1133814) . Funnily enough, the label also put out the first Biffy Clyro cd single (http://www.discogs.com/Biffy-Clyro-Iname/release/3647699) . It seemed like a good idea to start the label back up and try self releasing a record once again.
Q- When are you playing live ? - Live dates will be sporadic but keep your eye out on here, Twitter and Facebook for any announcements. Unfortunately, music isn't my full time occupation. I am currently studying for a masters degree so I will fit in live dates when I can. I'm also hoping this album will help fund my last year of uni. And maybe a pizza. And some beer.
Q- Where can I listen to/buy the album? - You will be able to listen to and buy the album on Bandcamp. A link will be posted up shortly. It will be available on vinyl and digital download only (because i can't remember the last time I played a CD).
Q- Have The Unwinding Hours split up? - Technically, no. It never felt that important to make any such statement. I'd like to keep the option open to do another UH album in the future but A Mote Of Dust is a far more suitable outlet right now. Did you know ABBA never split up? You did? Oh...
Q- Who are The Unwinding Hours and Aereogramme? - Click on the "Previous Bands" link, up there in the top right hand corner of the page.
Q- Do you believe in God? - Strange question. Anyway, no. I was brought up Catholic, then became a born again christian and now I'm an atheist. Buy me a whisky and I will happily tell you the long version. Probably with added swearing.
Q- What's your favourite whisky? - Tough choice. For an easy going single malt, I can't see past Glenfiddich. For something more adventurous, it has to be an Islay whisky. Lagavulin and Laphroaig are both outstanding but there is something really quite special about Caol Ila.
Q- Would you rather be attacked by a six foot du...- Shut up.
Q- Isn't this all a bit self indulgent? - Absolutely, but you are still reading..... which is a bit odd.