Cult British folk star Vashti Bunyan is preparing to release her first album in nine years.

The reclusive singer/songwriter first made her mark on the music industry in 1970 with her debut disc, Just Another Diamond Day, but she became disillusioned with her career and did not make a comeback until 2005's Lookaftering.

Now Bunyan, who was discovered by the Rolling Stones' former manager Andrew Loog Oldham, is gearing up to share her latest material with fans with the October (14) release of Heartleap.