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Jay Malinowski (Bedouin Soundclash) and his New Deadcoast Project is Beyond a Mere Concept Album.

Back on February 11, Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast released a debut record called Martel.  As part of a wide-ranging multi-level project, a new novella entitled Skull & Bones (Letters from a Sailor to a Long Lost Granddaugher) is being released.

It’s a serial ebook being released through HarperCollins beginning this Tuesday.  From the press release:

Loosely based on his family’s historical roots in Europe and the East Coast of Canada, Skulls & Bones takes the reader on a voyage through the eyes of a seafaring soul searcher, Martel, his granddaughter, Kit, and an inquisitive spectator, Ana, who lives on Spain’s Dead Coast.  Bringing together all three of Malinowski’s artistic disciplines, the seven chapters will be available in two different formats: an enhanced version that will include original ink sketches and songs that inspired each of the chapters as well as a regular text version.“After finishing the recording of the album ‘Martel’ with my band The Deadcoast, I decided that I needed to walk The Camino, an 800km pilgrimage that starts in the foothills of France’s Pyrenees mountains and ends on the west coast of Spain, a coastline strangely enough called La Costa da Morte, or The Dead Coast,” recalls Malinowski.  “It was during those 40 days of walking alone that I began writing and roughly illustrating “Skulls & Bones” in the cafes at night and during breaks on the side of the seemingly endless path that led to the Atlantic Ocean. This was a personal labour of love.  As I tried to create the narrative of Martel’s life, I ended up making sense of my own world. I based Martel on my Grandfather’s notes of our family history and on my own personal experiences after touring around the world in a band for over ten years. I couldn’t be happier to have found a home for him with HarperCollins, and I hope his collection of mis-adventures and lessons can shine a light to somewhere the reader hasn’t yet been. Long live the lost and wayward wanderer.”

Here’s the video for a Martel song called “Set Me Free.”

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