Vena Amoris EP

by Foci's Left

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"Vena Amoris" is from the Latin for "vein of love". It was suggested as a title for a forthcoming Foci's Left LP by my mother, whereby I've adapted it as a preliminary theme for this EP. The vein of love is normally the wedding ring finger. "Vena Amoris" is a summary for me of the moods someone would have to tolerate if they were to marry me.


"All By Myself" favourited on Twitter by Mary Anne Hobbs of 6Music - when I sent it to her through @MuttleySV.

"That All By Myself thing is quite nice. Might be my fave thing you've done. Reminds me of Kettel - Volleyed Iron era." ~ ASC, and featured on Mary Anne Hobbs' (then) Breezeblock show on Radio 1 with his wife Christine Vaccine.

"It's really good man and I enjoyed listening. I like the concepts in the piece, the feeling on the first segment was nice. Please do keep sending me tunes for consideration, I will always listen fully." ~ Shiva, on "A Minor G String".

"You definitely have my attention and you are certainly pushing boundaries. I'm waiting for the piece that I have no reservations about." ~ Nic TVG, artist listed in Thom Yorke's (Radiohead) charts and Pinecone Moonshine owner concerning signing tunes to PCMS.

"Listened to the music tracks you sent me and I adore the two first songs! The first sounds like a Final Fantasy track and good mood into it and a classic music style to me I like, the second one is dark and gets better and brighter later on and is great. The other two and the last track is great too, well worth to listen to and thanks for letting me listen to them :)" ~ Peter Olsson, Swedish metal lover.


Send me feedback to titled "Vena Amoris EP" and I will send you a free download.

Thanks immeasurably for your support - an audience means the world to me.

Mick Robert Buckingham (Foci's Left)


released 20 July 2014

Mick Robert Buckingham - all synths, keyboard work and piano playing. Thanks to the James Street Tavern, James Street, Cowley, Oxford for letting me record the closing piece on their upright Barnes piano.



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The official music site of Mick Buckingham, aka Foci's Left, an Oxford musician specialising in wide ambient music. Releases are multifaceted, sidestepping a particular sound, which is penultimate in my early career (I am 27 in 2015). I've had releases since 2010 on labels inc. Wire magazine advertised Audio Gourmet and Omni Music. Critically acclaimed and in the Bandcamp bestsellers to date. ... more

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