Seabuckthorn is an alias used for the solo work of English acoustic guitarist & multi-instrumentalist Andy Cartwright.
Cartwright uses the techniques of finger picking & bowing combined with various open tunings to form a mixture of approaches, often with layered accompaniments. Generally the songs lean towards to the experimental genre, whilst on the edge of the ambient and folk.
Having grown up in Oxfordshire, Cartwright studied sound engineering in Cornwall and then lived in the cities of London, Paris & Bristol. He now resides in the southern Alps where the mountainous landscapes offer enough inspiration to produce & record music.
Cartwright has been actively touring internationally for several years performing in festivals and events throughout Europe.
Various songs have featured in documentaries, film and contemporary dance.
Previous albums have been released on record labels such as Dead Pilot (UK), Bookmaker Records (FR), La Cordillère (FR), Lost Tribe Sound (US), Eilean Rec (FR) and a collaboration with electronic/ambient artist Loscil was released by Thesis Project (US). Sonido Polifonico (UK) also released a split with guitarist Dean Mcphee.
There have been two releases in 2020. First the album Through A Vulnerable Occur which was the result of a dialogue between the photographer Sophie Gabrielle (AU) and the music of Seabuckthorn, initiated by IIKKI between June 2019 and February 2020. Released March 2020 on vinyl and CD along with a photobook.
Photobook can be purchased at the source here :
More info on Sophie Gabrielle's photography :
The most recent album of 2020 is called Other Other released 3rd of July by Fluid Audio focuses on atmospheric bowed/plucked prepared guitars. It is available on CD in handmade packaging which includes a vintage German literature book (circa:1927-1955), two stamped mini CD, prints, polaroid, Cine-film Super-8MM film strip, Stamped library card with book holder, photos (circa:1905-1941) stamped / hand numbered / scented
All rests inside stitched / sealed wax bags.