CD edition arrive in the ever stunning physically and sonically minded fashion that LTS has become known for:
Handcrafted 7″x 5″ Case & Glass Mastered CD (All 18 Songs on CD)
Limited to 150 Hand-numbered Editions
DL Code for Eagle Hunters Extended Edition feat. unreleased songs
2 Page Full Color PDF Booklet feat. scenes from the GoPro film
In its most ambient moments, immersive, otherworldly choirs and strings envelope plaintive and pastoral calm like unencumbered winds sweeping across vast plains. At its most bombastic, the rhythms race and rumble like beating hooves in pursuit. And in its most soaring moments, the music emanates an aura of the surreal grace and power these golden eagles display with reverence, awe and a melancholy of knowing the world they fly over is changing so fast.
Here’s something you don’t see everyday!
Album comes as a 4GB USB card that has 8 tracks totaling almost 4 hours of music in high quality (2116 kbps) AIFF files. Also includes a HD video for the track Water And Me made by Ross Wood and Laura Maclean. – Top stuff!
Sarah Hughes’ ‘Accidents of Matter or of Space’ is a limited edition of 100 archival CD-R’s mounted on an 11×14 letterpress score produced by Milkfed Press in Alameda, California. A complementary informational sheet includes credits, track list, and an essay by Dominic Lash. This release brings together a solo zither improvisation recorded in a disused transmission station in mid-Wales with three realizations of the 2011 composition (can never exceed unity), performed by Rhodri Davies, Patrick Farmer, Jane Dickson, Neil Davidson, and Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga…
In what has become an oft-quoted passage, the British composer and improviser Cornelius Cardew wrote that “it is impossible to record with any fidelity a kind of music that is actually derived in some sense from the room in which it is taking place – its shape, acoustical properties, even the view from the windows. What a recording produces is a separate phenomenon, something really much stranger than the playing itself, since what you hear on tape or disc is indeed the same playing, but divorced from its natural context”. This text is usually cited as evidence of the artificiality of recorded improvisation and the superiority of “the real thing”, the live concert happening in real time.
I love “the real thing”, but it seems to me that recorded improvised music at its best deliberately exploits the strangeness to which Cardew refers. We are not forced to choose between either experiencing the “natural context” (if one is there in the room when the improvisation is taking place) or having no inkling of it (if one only hears a recording of the improvisation later). Rather the recorded sounds can give greater or lesser hints as to the nature of that context, depending on the way the music is recorded, and the particular sensitivities and sensibilities of each listener. These hints can be accurate or misleading in any degree and any combination, and the activity of the listener’s fantasy in relation to these hints comprises one of the great pleasures of listening to recorded improvised music.
The deluxe limited version in an edition of just 75 copies is composed of original pages from a 100 year old book on the work of the obscure 15th century printer and illustrator, Anton Sorg. The collaged and inked and stamped envelope, comes in a hand worked, outer translucent envelope…with a selection of his medieval drawings, a banded CD sleeve made from a page of heraldic crests, and a large double sided insert, complimenting both Master Sorg, and the musicians themselves.
Hexameron is a collaborative effort between Richard Moult, and David Colohan… both of whom play with the brilliant neo folk group, United Bible Studies, and each of whom is involved with numerous other projects either on their own, or with others. This is a profoundly and deeply felt imagined soundtrack to the remote places of pagan pilgrimages, early Christian Hermitages, and the wanderings of the ancient wastelands of their unique heritage. This beautiful interplay of piano, electronics, and treated guitar work will take you across these ancient vistas and into the religious wilds of a Europa long gone.