Robin Guthrie releases an EP ‘Springtime’, which marks the former Cocteau Twins guitarist’s 60th birthday.

His first music of 2022 follows three releases from late 2021 – two EPs, ‘Riviera‘ and ‘Mockingbird Love‘, and full-length album ‘Pearldiving‘.

This string of releases was Guthrie’s first new solo material since 2013, and the first since the death of Guthrie’s long-term collaborator Harold Budd – the duo having released ‘Another Flower’ last year just before Budd’s untimely passing,

The two had also worked on film scores include Gregg Araki’s ‘Mysterious Skin’ and ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’, while Guthrie has also collaborated with the likes of John Foxx, Mark Gardener, Telefon Tel-Aviv, Eraldo Bernocchi and Jay Jay Johanson over the years.

Guthrie says of the new material: “After ‘Pearldiving’, I thought about taking a break as my release schedule has been a bit excessive of late, but I took some time in the studio and got very quickly focused on this as my first release for the new year.

“Spring is an important time for me. Often it’s time to prepare for what’s to come. It can represent new growth. It can also be a good excuse to use a great photo of some springs that I had taken”.

‘Springtime’ consists of four instrumentals – ‘Kino’s Chance’, ‘The Faraway’, ‘Another Part of Nowhere’, and ‘All For Nothing’ – and is available on CD via Guthrie’s own Soleil Après Minuit imprint, with distribution in North America via Darla and in Europe by Cargo.

The four tracks come on CD, as well as digitally on all major platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and directly from the artist at Bandcamp, where it can already be obtained directly from Guthrie himself.