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My albums are loosely grouped by period and style. I'm in the process of re-recording them, but for now I have made the semi-random featured songs and all but two songs of Draggle Glade and Garden available. 

Phase 1: 1988-1994 [Folk, blues/rock and experimental]

  • Draggle Glade - romantic pastoral 

  • Garden existential childhood 

  • Toymaker - winter tales

  • Lakeside - autumn tales

  • Crossings - animal tales

  • Opal Road - summer tunes

  • Universal Spunk Candy - retro 60s rock/pop

  • Galactic Tea - retro electric blues/rock

  • Dwellings - acoustic fay widdly diddling

  • The Horde - surreal ambient storytelling

 

Phase 2: 1995-1999 [Urban folk]

  • Supernatural Tourist - urban folk

  • Blue Dahlia - noir folk

  • Celluloid City - frantic folk

  • All Said and Done - maudlin folk

 

Phase 3: 1999-2004 [Hick folk]

  • Thorazine Country - mental illness

  • Saturn's Patch - deranged attachment

  • Last Train to Kansas - hick whimsy

  • Favourite Runt - alienated hick

Phase 4: 2005-2010 [Folk rock]

  • This Your Secret Enemy - disenchanted folk rock

  • Don't Shit Where You Live - alternative folk and rock

You can purchase digital copies of individual tracks (or the entire albums when available) directly in the media players for each album linked in the covers or text below.

 

If you buy an album or song that I re-record, you can contact me for re-recordings or added/missing songs.

Later I'll make available the option to purchase both digital and physical copies of CDs from lostislemedia.com

About
 

Hi, I'm Glen Spoors! I write and record music under my own name, but publish it under the Korelai Music brand of Lost Isle Media.

I grew up in suburban Perth, Western Australia, and my music has largely been an expression of the desire to escape it. I learnt to play guitar around the age of 14 with a now lost nylon string guitar and eventually followed up with a steel string Blue Ridge acoustic - about 99% of the songs on this site were composed with those instruments. My most prolifiic period was between 1988-1994, during which I wrote 14 albums, with another major period around 2005, during which I wrote another six. My earliest recordings were on some random portable stereo, then about 60% were recorded on a Tascam 4-trak, with much bouncing down of tracks, and from 2003 the rest of my material was recorded on an MBox with Pro Tools, although I also kept track of new material on a Samsung Android Galaxy.

If I had to classify my music it would range between urban folk and indie rock with a strong emphasis on storytelling, with occasional eclectic and experimental excursions. I listened to artists like Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull et al around the time I was learning guitar, but I can't say my style shows much inspiration from them or anyone else. I picked a gestalt or theme and expressed it best I could through the instruments available, so mostly was inspired by technical qualities of instruments and a general literacy of scales and progressions from ambient listening.

I now play a steel string cutaway Furst, a sunburst Squier Fender Stratocaster, and a cheap Monteray bass. I own a Peavey KB300 with a GT-3 effects bank and  Boss DR-5 drum machine but use them sparingly. I also have a small collection of ethnic et al instruments, i.e. a Kalimba, bongos, guiros, djembe, African wrist seed rattle, maraccas, pan flute, tin whistles, recorders, bird whistles, miniature gong and Nepalese singing bowl. ​In 2016 I updated to an MBox 3 with Pro Tools, Battery, Reason. 

I'm in the unusual position of being someone who has written 20 albums but simply recorded demos of them then moved on, periodically returning to re-arrange a song or two or amend a few words in the lyrics. Three are in a form I'm content to release, although not entirely happy with, having been recorded on an MBox. The others are on a mix of home stereo, 4-trak and MBox, of varying quality, so I'll have to slowly release them as I re-record them. I'll upload lyrics and song lists  for those interested in advance, and release soundbites as time and mood see me fit. 

Draggle Glade is available as well as Garden (but for two songs on each); Supernatural Tourist likely will be next. You can purchase digital copies of individual tracks (or entire albums when uploaded) directly in the media players. Later you can purchase physical copies of CDs from lostislemedia.com

As for new music, I've made a start on a 12-track mixed media album called Parliament of Joy, but presently have no timeline for release.

I hope you enjoy some of my music! Let me know if you have any issues with the site at korelaimusic@gmail.com

Korelai Music is a brand of Lost Isle Media
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