In The Heart Of The Home

by mikrokosmos

Release Date: 23 January 2011
Format: CD Album
Label: Ignatia recordings


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1. Me-Oh- My
2. Autumn’s Wheel
3. Bone For The Dog
4. Where Now Earthman
5. Interlude
6. A Wish Is Just A Wish
7. The Cloud Bed
8. Digging A Hole
9. Heart Of The Home
10. The Bomb Circle
11. Hide In The Home
12. Gilding The Lily
13. Calling Down The Moon
14. Hold Like Mother’s Hand
15. Rest Be Forever


mikrokosmos is the lost studio project of Christian Hayes a.k.a. Bic Hayes, lead singer and guitarist with Dark Star, former guitarist with Levitation and Cardiacs.

Originally recorded on to eight track reel-to-reel in the winter of 1994/1995 at The Corridor in West London. The building flooded in the autumn of 1995 and the tapes disappeared. The studio denied throwing them out in the clear up claiming they were ‘washed away’. However in the summer of 1997 a package arrived at The Corridor addressed to mikrokosmos. All the reels were intact, although many were water damaged. No note of explanation was enclosed.
The tapes were carefully restored and taken to Apollo 8, in the Surrey suburbs where the songs were transferred to one inch 24 track and mixed by Tim Smith and mikrokosmos in the autumn of 1997.

Although complete the album was never released, the masters were put away and forgotten for another nine years. Not until the winter of 2006 were they dusted down, mastered and handed to Ignatia Recordings for release.
In The Heart Of The Home is an unsettling journey through the psyche of its creator; the inner cosmos where beauty and wonder; the magical, live side by side with fear, paranoia and isolation. A kaleidoscopic adventure, illuminating in its dark melancholy.