Duncan Storr working on the new album cover :

Duncan Storr Progresson By Failure

Duncan Storr and Nicolas Piveteau came into contact by myspace at the beginning of the second album composition. This meeting transform into a real exchange between music  and images. Duncan Storr has made artwork for each song of the album to come. All his work for Sonic Travelogue, will figure in the booklet of the limited edition.

Duncan was bought up in the ethereal countryside of Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, where he spent most of his time falling out of trees, or laying on the floor with paper, crayons and paint.

In the late 1970’s he did a foundation year at York College of art, where he was introduced to the world of dingy town bars and live bands everywhere. He then went on to gain a BA Honours Degree in Illustration with the extra subject of animation, at Newport College of Art, Wales.

After leaving Wales he entered the young illustrator of the year competition and was one of the runners up, and exhibited in the Smith Gallery, Covent Garden, where he was spotted by Oxford University press, and was frequently used by them for children’s books and educational publications.

Duncan has always had a love of rock music, so was delighted to get a commission to do the cover of Hawkwinds ’Live Chronicles’ album in 1986 and the same year English Dogs, ’Where Legend Began’, on the Under One Flag label. These heralded many visits to record companies and bands at home and international over the years.

In addition Duncan spent an enjoyable time working alongside the Stained glass manufacturer Mark Smith, designing and creating stained glass windows for Churches, public places and private dwellings. Some of their stained glass commissions include ’The Elements’ window St.John’s Church, Westerhope, Newcastle Upon Tyne. And the ’Nativity’ windows, St Mary’s Church, Willington, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Duncan draws most of his inspiration from the natural world around him, this coupled with a strong imagination and love of Celtic art forms and Mythology, allows the creativity to flow.