'The Seven Sleepers Den’ is an extract from ‘The good-morrow’, a poem from Jacobean metaphysical poet, John Donne. It’s also the title of the debut solo album from Richard James, a founding member of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.
With Gorky's currently on a hiatus, Richard James has had a lot of time to write, record and perform his own songs. With friends and fellow Cardiff based musicians Andy Fung, Cate Timothy, Rhydian Jones and Sion Glyn, he recorded the album in Summer Brooke Farm in Llanteg, South Pembrokeshire. It was produced by Iwan Morgan, the man responsible for the early Zabrinski records.
Love, Friends, Good Times and the Important Things in Life are all themes on 'The Seven Sleepers Den'. It draws from personal experience to create a beautiful, laid back piece of work. The songs ebb and flow in creating an overall sense of happiness and wellbeing. Music for the soul.
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