Francis MacDonald – erstwhile drummer out of Teenage Fanclub – has undergone a change in musical direction with his new album – ‘Music For String Quartet, Piano & Celeste.’

Doing pretty much what the title suggests, the release features musicians from the Scottish Ensemble and is described as minimalist contemporary music, citing influences such as Philip Glass and Ennio Morricone and following on from MacDonald’s work on TV and film soundtracks – Macdonald was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for his soundtrack to The Lost Purse.

The album was recorded at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom studio in Glasgow, apparently because MacDonald liked their piano.

The album is available via TR7 Records on CD, Digital and limited edition white vinyl.