Hayden Thorpe announces new album, Moondust For My Diamond

Hayden Thorpe announces new album, Moondust For My Diamond

Domino are proud to present Moondust For My Diamond, the exquisite brand new album from Hayden Thorpe, due for release on 15th October 2021. The new album follows Hayden's debut Diviner from 2019 and the Aerial Songs EP from last year.

Along with the album news, Hayden has shared lead single, “The Universe Is Always Right”. Watch the video shot in Hayden’s homeland of The Lake District, directed by Tom Haines.

Hayden will premiere music from his new album at two special shows this October first in association with Aerial, at Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and also at Chat’s Palace, London. Following this, Hayden has been chosen to join Jon Hopkins on his tour across Europe including a date at London’s Royal Albert Hall. More details below.


WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “THE UNIVERSE IS ALWAYS RIGHT” HERE


In contrast to Diviner, a critically acclaimed album steeped in solitude and fragility, Moondust For My Diamond moves into a more natural visual and sonic palette. He’s interested in, he says, “the meeting point between science and religion, the grand struggle for reality that shapes so much of our time.” Thorpe has made an album that is galvanizing, reassuring, elegant, seductive: it oozes Big Cosmic Energy.

“What about nature? What about the cosmos? What about all these things that break through the tyranny of the self?  Our sense organs bring the world inside of us after all, I just had to sing it back out. I was enchanted again with the mystery of science and how I might speak from the heart in an age where metric is gospel.” Moondust… comes as the by-product of a coping mechanism: exploring the worlds of digital mysticism, and the need to melt down reality and recast it when so much feels so unreal.

The pastoral evolution of last year’s Aerial Songs EP hinted at an expanding palette that reflected Thorpe’s return to The Lake District, the natural environment he grew up surrounded by. These additional influences seep into Moondust…, along with Hayden’s involvement with Wavepaths, a pioneering project integrating music into psychedelic therapy, plus ‘hybrid’ gigs and breath workshops with pioneering breath practitioner Richie Bostock. It’s those surrenders, experiments and collaborations that make this such an enticing, sensory, soul-expanding album.

The technicolour production on Moondust For My Diamond brings Hayden together for the first time with cult innovator Nathan Jenkins (Bullion) as well as long-time collaborator Richard Formby, with mastering by Heba Kadry

Moondust For My Diamond will be available digitally, on CD, standard LP, Deluxe LP plus DomMart Edition LP.  The Deluxe LP edition will include limited and signed handmade screen prints by Hayden, whilst the DomMart edition LP bundle includes the Aerial Songs EP 12".

In a concerted effort to address the climate crisis, the vinyl and packaging for the Moondust For My Diamond LPs will be made using 100% recycled materials.

Hayden Thorpe Moondust For My Diamond

Album | 15th October 2021

In contrast to Diviner, a record that very much favoured the inner world, Moondust For My Diamound sees Hayden Thorpe moving into a more natural visual and sonic palette, gazing outward on the world. Produced by Richard Formby and Nathan Jenkins (Bullion), Thorpe has made an album that is galvanising, reassuring, elegant, seductive: it oozes Big Cosmic Energy. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Material World
  • 2The Universe Is Always Right
  • 3No Such Thing
  • 4Parallel Kingdom
  • 5Golden Ratio
  • 6Metafeeling
  • 7Supersensual
  • 8Hotel November Tango
  • 9Rational Heartache
  • 10Spherical Time II
  • 11Suspended Animation
  • 12Runaway World

Hayden Thorpe Moondust For My Diamond

Album | 15th October 2021

In contrast to Diviner, a record that very much favoured the inner world, Moondust For My Diamound sees Hayden Thorpe moving into a more natural visual and sonic palette, gazing outward on the world. Produced by Richard Formby and Nathan Jenkins (Bullion), Thorpe has made an album that is galvanising, reassuring, elegant, seductive: it oozes Big Cosmic Energy. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Material World
  • 2The Universe Is Always Right
  • 3No Such Thing
  • 4Parallel Kingdom
  • 5Golden Ratio
  • 6Metafeeling
  • 7Supersensual
  • 8Hotel November Tango
  • 9Rational Heartache
  • 10Spherical Time II
  • 11Suspended Animation
  • 12Runaway World
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Live Dates

Saturday 9th October

Hayden Thorpe
Brewery Arts Centre, Blackpool, UK

Friday 15th October

Hayden Thorpe
Chats Palace, London, UK

Sunday 7th November

Hayden Thorpe
Royal Circus (Cirque Royal/Koninklijk Circus), Brussels, Belgium

Monday 15th November

Hayden Thorpe
Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany

Tuesday 16th November

Hayden Thorpe
Amare, The Hague, Netherlands

Friday 26th November

Hayden Thorpe
Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Großer Saal, Hamburg, Germany