The limited edition version, in an edition of only 80 copies, will come in the form of a uniquely hand distressed and antiqued hardcover booklet, various interior pages collaged with vintage photos and advertisements of the time, 1930’s wallpaper samples, a mounted, hand stamped and colored round jigsaw puzzle pastoral landscape, and a typewriter addressed, stamped and soiled CD envelope, w/other goodies! All this comes in a handworked, 7” square translucent envelope.
This is the latest release from Ghostwriter, aka Mark Brend, whose first well received album came out on the Second Language label. He is joined this time around by an assortment of talented friends, that together have made something uniquely and evocatively English, in “Morrow”!
This pastorally infused, folktronica tinged, and somewhat eccentric paean to early mid century England, with its seaside holidays and early suburban aesthetic, its country houses and their gloomy, wallpapered interiors and its war weary yet seemingly hopeful demeanors, will be released in two distinct versions.
Includes a 40 minute bonus CD, The Hilton, featuring previously unreleased material: It might not have been so long since Jeff Witscher released his debut ‘proper’ album under the Rene Hell moniker, but he’s kept himself busy in the interim all the same…
Jonathan Canupp is a name you should know but probably don’t, but then again might. He records under Ten and Tracer and I’ve been into his records for ages and ages now. Back when I was checking out early net label releases, Jonathan came up as one of two people whose work in their entirety I just fell in love with. And funny how he actually works with the other artist now and lives in the same damn city – the person being a certain Jason Corder (offthesky, Juxta Phona) no less. He makes wonderful IDM music and in fact I may have asked him years ago now to make us a ‘meaty beaty’ record. And along he comes with the very cheek of making some sublimely evolved, subtly woven record using violin, tape machines, guitars, maybe some keyboards and other stuff too. Friendless Now is a beautifully realised work, and one of my favourite Ten and Tracer releases to date.