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  • Day #331/365: Artifact #47/52; Hand of Stabs Black-Veined White CD album released – Dusk / Dawn Editions

    Hand of Stabs Black-Veined White CD album. Dusk Edition £10.00.  Dawn Edition £12.00
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    Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #2
    Audiological contents: Black-Veined White (68:33 minutes).

    Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
    Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

    Custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

    Black-Veined White takes as its starting point the eponymous butterfly which was last seen in the UK in Rochester, the area in which HoS live, work and explore, in the 1920s…

    …it utilises precise textual descriptions of the Black-Veined White by L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz alongside poetry that considers these ‘air wraiths’ by Giles Watson, to create a journey whereby Hand of Stab’s hidden drones and textures create a form of (non-electronic) electronica played on and summoned from the land and soil, a journey which captures and summons the spirit of these winged creatures that have now departed from our shores.

    The resulting work is essentially a concept album about the extinction of the Black-Veined White in the British isles.

    Black-Veined White and the work of Hand of Stabs is a very particular, otherly form of cultural exploration and inquiry whereby the aggressive transgression of the likes of COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and early Einstürzende Neubauten has evolved and spread deeply foraging roots to create work that is more pastoral in its themes but still very far from the centre of things.” (AYITC)

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    In their own words:

    “Hand of Stabs, from the South East of England, are a three-man collective who’s work draws inspiration from their exploration of local, often forbidden, landmarks. They create improvised sound pieces which can be simultaneously uplifting, difficult and intense using both traditional and homebuilt instruments.

    Sharing a love of the history and sacred past of Medway Towns and surrounding countryside, and inspired by regular, often night-time walks through these spaces, they are creating a series of soundworks evoking and celebrating their essence.

     

    Dusk Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £10.00.
    Hand-finished packaging; all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with insert.

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    Top of CD.                                                             Bottom of CD.

    Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.
    Hand numbered on the back of the insert.

     

    Dawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £12.00.
    Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with insert and badge.
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    Top of CD.                                                   Bottom of CD.

    Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.
    Includes 25mm/1″ badge, secured with removable glue on a tag which is string bound to the sleeve.
    Back of the insert is hand numbered.

     

    Album credits:

    Hand of Stabs-A Year In The Country 4HoS personnel:
    electric guitar, cello: captain rex standish. percussion, tenor recorder, mandocaster: james worse.
    velophone, electronics, bugle: jocelyn von bergdorff.
    voice: Kyra La Rubia (De Coninck).

    text used with kind permission: Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2008 onwards.
    British insects: butterflies. Version: 29th December 2011.
    www.delta-intkey.com/britin/pap/www/aporia.htm

    &:
    Black-Veined White (Aporia cratœgi). (Poem by Giles Watson, 2014.)

     

    Artwork/packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department

     

    Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
    Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

     

     

    Box-set Night Editions and string bound booklet Day Editions also available.
    See Day #238/365.
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    Visit Hand of Stabs in the ether herehere and here.

    Peruse Hand of Stabs at A Year In The Country: Day #155/365.

     

    The library of A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series includes:
    Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
    Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
    Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
    Case Study #4: United Bible Studies: Doineann
    Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town
    Case Study #6: Howlround: Torridon Gate
    Case Study #7: Racker & Orphan; Twalif X

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