Not From Above! is the debut collection of stories from musician Alexander Mayor - and companion to the album of the same name. It's a series of what-ifs, how-abouts and darkly comic thought experiments, populated by central Asian dictators with overreaching literary ambitions, anxious young spies pursued on canals, passive aggressive board games, and starship captains who really need to learn to prioritise.
These are tales of decisive moments for indecisive people. Dating becomes rather more dangerous and promenade theatre a little too immersive. Adventures are undertaken largely by mistake, in stories that catalogue the increasingly esoteric ways Londoners try to keep themselves amused. And of course, there's that moment when a breakdown on a country road might just be the start of something promising...
Physical (paper!) book... comes with download of the album.
Published by Unbound Books, April 2019.
Includes unlimited streaming of Not From Above! via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Not From Above! – The vinyl EP from the album of the book
Not From Above! (bundle) book and vinyl EP
Not a dry eye in London – Not a dry eye in London
Alexander's Festival Hall London, UK
Alexander's Festival Hall is a sort of English pop confection, a mix of regretful ballads and occasional pop rainbows. New
album 'Not From Above!' is both music and book of stories. Twelve lush romantic songs and a collection of darkly comic thought experiments.
(Author pic by Travis Elborough.)
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