Leigh Toro has been producing music for the past twenty years as both Flotel and more recently as one half of Bamboo Stilts with Orla Wren. He returns to Eilean for a second time with ’The Eternal Navigation’ an album that took shape in an attic studio looming high above the River Derwent. The initial inspiration for the album began with a series of field recordings made on trips to Lindisfarne and other sites along the Northumberland coastline during the Perseid Meteor Showers of 2016.
The CD features a fantastically detailed drawing from Bleeding Heart Narrative, folding out around the gatefold thick-card sleeve in a two colour print.
All copies come with a 12-panel foldout insert, and the 200 limited copies also include an extra two-colour numbered screenprint, and are also hand-numbered and sewn together.
Mastered by Jannick Schou. Limited to 500 copies on replicated CD (NOT CDR!) in numbered 6 panel digipak with full colour artwork designed by Justin Wright himself. First 100 orders come with bonus cassette of outtakes in hand stamped packaging.
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.