"I also find myself experiencing that same sense of wide-open space that accompanies the quiet moments of bands like Sigur Ros"
- from The Equal Ground review of The Quiet Landscape (2013)
to the site of Brendan J Boyd,comic
book creator, writer, visual artist, musician & photographer.
His comic work, (initially self published works),
led to seeing his work being published in a variety of magazines
and graphic novels, and has included stories of romance, cancer and semi
auto-bio works over his 30 year career.
As an illustrator he
has collaborated with Don Walker (Cold Chisel) interpreting
3 Don Walker songs and 1 Cold Chisel song as
comic book stories. The
full collection appears in the graphic novel "Montage"
(released in July 2012), along with other stories. It is available in
limited release (see online store for more details).
He has also been a co-curator of and exhibited in a variety of exhibitions
he had previously collaborated with Ritsuko Dalton (E-type Jazz) on
the song Lovely Eyes and his song Midnight Train had been recorded by
Stuart Hale, Heartland (2008) was the start of his
journey into solo recording and exploring ambient, cinematic soundscapes. This haunting
soundtrack was designed to evoke a sense of isolation, solitude and
the outback, primarily through the use of minimalist guitar sounds,
keyboards and effects.
Since then he
has released multiple albums & EP's, specialising in
instrumental, ambient, chill-out and cinematic soundscapes. His
music has been used for documentaries by award winning photographer
Randy Larcombe, Surface2Air and also for En Route/One Step
at a Time Like This.
There is a new album of ambient works titled The Lightness due late 2013. It is described as"an aural journey into textured soundscapes".
the moment he has retired from the graphic novel scene to focus on variety of musical projects