Richard Skelton

Richard Skelton

Richard Skelton


Latest Release

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  • A Guidonian Hand
  • November 2021
  • 10 Songs

Top Songs

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The Late Afflicting Fire
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Nature Is Become a Point of Art
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A Longilaterall Figure
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And Instruments of Incision
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In Ancient Fabricks


  • Four Workings

    Jun 2021 • 4 songs

  • Lastglacialmaximum

    Feb 2020 • 8 songs

  • Border Ballads

    May 2019 • 12 songs

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Richard Skelton


Following the death of his wife Louise in 2004, the Lancashire, England-born musician, photographer, and writer Richard Skelton founded the Sustain-Release private press in commemoration of her life. His shimmering, raw, and cathartic fusion of string-laden ambient classical music and meditative, rustic folk was also deeply inspired by the landscape of the West Pennine Moors. The decaying woodland, abandoned, ruinous farmhouses, harsh, open terrain, and life-giving river Yarrow acted as a form of sanctuary in the wake of his loss. From 2005 onwards, limited runs of Skelton's ...
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