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.
Age of Insects is the result of a series of visits made by Mark and Laura to Stephen’s studio in Virginia between May 2009 and January 2010.
The three improvised around common interests in analog electronics and digital manipulation, field recordings and instrumental performance practice. These recordings presented here feature only minimal editing and post-production, with a primary intent of capturing shared moments of listening and response.
The titles refer to extinct insects—the imagined hum and flutter of their calls, flight and communication.
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…
With The Rules of Another Small World, M. Ostermeier has arrived at an elegant voice – otherworldly and strangely beautiful, much like the desolate Taiwanese San-Zhr Pod Village gracing the album cover.
While elements of electroacoustic, modern classical, jazz, glitch, drone, ambient, and even lounge weave in and out of the record’s eleven compositions, The Rules of Another Small World is the converse of an eclectic collection of songs.