These tracks were recorded across seven years of in-between days. They were mostly edited during long train journeys — A to B and back again. These tracks were intended at various stages to be: a vinyl 10”; discarded; that difficult fourth album. Work continued. Rare indecision. Focus pulled elsewhere.
‘This Is How You Disappear’ and ‘Mod Two’ were originally commissioned by Alexander Pohnert for his 2013 installation at Shift, Berlin (now: OHM Berlin). ‘Monospace’ uses a live performance at FuturePlaces, Porto in the Autumn of 2013 as its primary source. It was worked up the following year, with ‘Contract Five’ and ‘Tyro’ – outtakes from rehearsals – following soon after. The earliest recordings, documenting the ‘Voiceworks’ project at Guildhall, London, 2011, were the last to be worked on for this edition, resulting in ‘Atem’.
And now it’s time to begin again.
released December 15, 2017
Edited and processed by Philip Marshall between April 2013 – February 2014. Finalised on 29 July 2017. Mastered by Phil Julian. Published by Field Music.
Listening to this album is like diving in a sea of sound. Sometimes familiar sounds are surfacing. Deep listening to releases of this label is a form of Meditation. Every release is a world of its own ready to be discovered. And every time you visit, there will be something new to find in these deep waters. Retro Tape