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William Doyle Releases New Album In Aid Of Mind
Karl Smith , November 25th, 2016 11:09

Brighton-based artist William Doyle, found on these pages numerous times as East India Youth, has released nine new, mostly instrumental tracks in aid of the mental health charity Mind

William Doyle (aka / fka East India Youth — on hiatus from that moniker for the foreseeable future) has released a new nine-track album of lo-fi, abstract, and mostly instrumental compositions. Published on bandcamp last night, all money made from the dream derealised, available under the websites's pay what you like pricing system, will go to the mental health charity Mind.

"These pieces were recorded during the summer," explains Doyle on the accompanying text of the album's bandcamp page, "when focusing on creating them helped guide me through a difficult period of anxiety, panic and a regular dissociative feeling called derealisation."

"This was made at a time when doing something creative in a quick and immediate fashion felt vital, and doing so helped carry me to a new place. I’m releasing them now as a cathartic measure, and as a message for others who may be going through difficult times themselves."

While The Quietus has long supported Doyle's efforts, leading to our releasing of his Hostel EP in 2013 as the first record on The Quietus Phonographic Corporation, we can comfortably say that not only is this music worth listening to but also a cause worth supporting. In 2016, Mind's work is perhaps more important than ever.

"What I told myself at the time, what I can tell you now: You are not in danger. You are not going insane. You are not alone." — William Doyle