Andy Summers shares atmospheric new single Into The Blue. Listen here...

Andy Summers
(Image credit: Andy Summers)

Former PoliceSoft Machine and Kevin Ayers guitarist Andy Summers has announced that he will release a brand new EP, Vertiginous Canyons, through Blue Cloud Music on June 21. You can listen to lead off single Into The Blue below.

The new EP sees the noted guitarist and photographer create new music to accompany photographs that featured in his 2023 book A Series Of Glances. Each track on the EP constitutes an audiovisual snapshot, and accompanies one of the photos from the collection.

“This recording, Vertiginous Canyons, came about in a way somewhat different from my normal process,” says Summers. “I received a request from teNeues, the publisher of my photography book A Series Of Glances, asking if I could create a few tracks to accompany the pages in the book. Interesting – never have done that before! I thought it should be something free flowing, improvised much in the spirit of the photography itself.

"Therefore, I projected photographs from the book onto a screen and played through various devices and sounds for two or three hours and found my way into the tracks here. This approach seemed to be a truthful way to marry the camera and the guitar - photography and music."

You can view the artwork for the new EP below.

Andy Summers

(Image credit: Blue Cloud Music)
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.