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July Skies
The Weather Clock

Lovely re-issue of classic English pastoralism. Here's Mingus's review from back in the days we sold CDs.   Twelve tracks of melancholic English pastoralism in the vein of Vini Reilly's Durutti Column. Long drawn out guitar passages, sometimes drenched in reverb. Introduced with the pips (UK Radi...view item »


Darren Hayman
Thankful Villages Vol. 2

Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), continues his series of records themed around visits to English villages: specifically, the ones who lost no soldiers during World War 1. Thankful Villages Volume 2 digs into the folk histories of eighteen villages, weaving field recordings and interviews into his son...view item »


Kate Carr
I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring

Kate Carr is an accomplished field recordist, and the enticingly-titled I Had Myself A Nuclear Spring is what she extracted from the surroundings of the desolate French town of Marnay, which comprise a flooded river and a power plant. She sets of the resulting mixtures of ele...view item »


Be
One

The concept behind Be’s album One is intriguing: an imagined version of what a honeybee might hear over the course of a British summertime. Field recordings are used, as are delicate improvisations, including parts from Amiina and Jason Pierce of Spiritualized...view item »


Darren Hayman
Thankful Villages Vol. 1

Darren Hayman (formerly of Hefner), themed this release (the first in a series of 3, we are told) around visits to English villages: specifically, the ones who lost no soldiers during World War 1. This heavy subject matter leads to intimate music, with each song of Thankful Villages Vol. 1 exploring the...view item »


Caught By The River
Under Dubwood / River Theme

Nature and culture website Caught By The River have put out this weird split 7”. On the A Side “The Dubwood Allstars” are doing 'Under Dubwood'. The concept is simple, the execution perfectly acceptable. Basically they'v...view item »
7" (rivertones1, £6.49) is now sold out, sorry.
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Robert Macfarlane & Chris Watson
The Sea Road

“Listen, listen now. Listen now to the songs of the googamen.......the burbling puffins........”. This is a collaboration between author Robert MacFarlane and sound recordist Chris Watson. This is a recording of a performance piece based on Robert’s book The Old Ways th...view item »
LP (RIVERTONES02, £9.99) is now sold out, sorry.
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