Our next release is ‘A Moment at Dawn‘ by The Dead Bell which is a collaborative album by Mike Cottone (The Green Kingdom) and Euan Millar-McMeeken (glacis). This album combines Mike’s widescreen americana-tinged guitars with Euan’s raw and intimate piano, along with additional sounds and techniques. This album is out now in a run of 100 CDrs, in our signature gatefold vinyl-effect packaging and be sure to also check out our special range of The Dead Bell merch below! If you follow us on Bandcamp (Click HERE) we’ll make sure you’re the first to hear.
“We’re proud to present the debut album from The Dead Bell which is a Trans-Atlantic collaboration between Euan Millar-McMeeken (Glacis) and Michael Cottone (The Green Kingdom). Between them, these experienced artists have released their music through numerous labels including the likes of Home Normal, Lost Tribe Sound, Dronarivm, Oscarson, Sound in Silence, Hidden Vibes, Fluid Audio, Rusted Tone and Past Inside the Present. Some may recall that Euan had a previous release with us back in 2020; another collaborative album which was with Gavin Miller.
Euan is originally from Dundee in Scotland but now works in London, via Newcastle and Edinburgh. He developed his solo and studio work as glacis in 2010,after many years spent performing vocals and keys in a band. Other collaborations include gallowglas with Johan G Winther and Civic Hall with Craig Tattersall. Mike has been active as The Green Kingdom since 2005 and hails from Shelby Township, Michigan. He has developed an electro-acoustic sound that blends guitars, synths, sampled textures and field recordings.
‘A Moment at Dawn’ combines Euan’s intimate-sounding piano recordings and additional software-driven sounds with Mike’s signature guitar and melodic embellishments,with no set theme or concept. The project progressed naturally, as these two musicians shared and developed their sounds and ideas. The cover artwork by Casey Horner had become a focal point for their work and aptly reflects the title of the album; A Moment at Dawn.“
Written and produced by Euan Millar McMeeken and Michael Cottone
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Cover photo by Casey Horner
Packaging layout by Michael Cottone
Here’s a new range of merch we’ve put together for The Dead Bell, to coincide with their debut album ’A Moment at Dawn’. We’ve chosen warm and bright colours, perfect for the spring and summer months ahead:
Firstly we have a unisex hoodie in a choice of two colours:
Then there is the t-shirt, also in a choice of two colours, which sports the full logo:
The Dead Bell is Michael Cottone (The Green Kingdom) and Euan Millar-McMeeken (glacis) and those who order from this range will also get a free digital copy of the album.