Xenis Emputae Travelling Band (XETB) came into being in 2001, while exploring the ancient monuments of Cornwall. The project is a one-man ‘band’, with occasional collaborators, dedicated to playing an avant-folk music which draws mainly upon psychogeographic practices and folklore in order to ‘channel’ the physical and psychic landscapes.
The initial Cornish recordings which were carried out subsequent to crawling through the ancient holed stone at Men-an-Tol are documented on Full Moon June. From that point, the main intent of XETB has been to use the genius locii of places, local folklore, psychogeography and intuitional observations etc. as the starting point of what I call ‘ether-folk’. With the exception of the aforementioned release and The Suffolk Workings other excursions by XETB have been closer to home, concentrating on the Ridings of Yorkshire.