Richard James (Gorky's Zygotic Mynci)

Richard James, co-founder of seminal psych-folk band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, releases his third album, 'Pictures in the Morning' on the Gwymon label on April 23rd. His first two albums, The Seven Sleepers Den and We Went Riding were well received, and as a part of Gorky's he toured extensively as well as recording eight albums and numerous ep's and singles during a thirteen year period.

He has recently started a new project called Pen Pastwn, with a two-hour collection of songs, instrumentals and sound collage in the process of being finished, and a free EP entitled In France released online at in December 2011. He took the band on a week-long trip to Sudan with The British Council in February, and a short film of the trip can be seen on the website. Together with the writer John Williams, he started In Chapters almost three years ago, a music and literary collective based in Cardiff, where Richard is musical director, staging unique multi-media events with writers and musicians in collaboration, as well as the online content.

He is in the process of starting a label with musical collaborator and friend Gareth Bonello (aka The Gentle Good), with solo gigs and Pen Pastwn shows coming up during the year.

There's a stream of the album at, as well as tour dates, reviews, and other related nuggets.

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