The Quiet Return is the work of Michael Askew. It is a space for reflections and musings, what-ifs and wonderings, mostly on music, though sometimes deviating into other, wilder tangents.

For (ir)regular updates, you can follow me on Twitter here.

As well as blogging about music, I also make music as Young Bride. You can listen to my recently released album Adventures in No Fi as well as a few other songs here.

Many of the images on the site are public domain photographs found on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons. A few are also my own photographs, including the site header, which was taken on Woodbury Common in Devon, England.