The Skeleton Melodies (Hippocampus Press, 2020) received two particularly generous mentions this past week by a pair of authors who I not only admire, but who possess a massive amount of respect in our literary community.
Jeffrey Thomas (author of The American) recently made an anecdote celebrating the creativity of his friends (in this case, providing a shoutout to his pal Wyland Ytani for the album The Incident on Planet X). In the same vein, I’d like to acknowledge how proud I am to be associated with both this project and this musician.
Remaining in close proximity to creative thinkers helps calibrate, and progress, creative crafts in all mediums. In addition to being one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever known, Allen is also one of my most genuine creativity colleagues. His music and innovative output inspires me, as a writer, to not only sustain fecundity and productivity in my own wheelhouse, but to continuously challenge myself to alter the dynamics of my artistic disciplines.
Likewise, I’d like to supply major props to Nikosha Orchard, one of the kind and clever helmers of Radio Cake Records, who’s been supremely supportive throughout this endeavor.
You can find The Skeleton Melodies soundtrack by Kell the Ruiner on a number of platforms, but you can start with these: