Artifact Report #11/52a: The Marks Upon The Land And Fellow Travellers; Broadcasts And Reviews
Tracks from Wild Hope Flowers, The Dark Chamber EP and Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels that accompany The Marks Upon The Land book can be found amongst some rather fine company at The Golden Apples Of The Sun Radio Show, which is always worth a wander around. This particular episode is…
“…hosted by Claude Mono. It commences with a soundscape from Under The Skin, the unsettling sci-fi film that creates a strange brooding dystopian landscape within contemporary Glasgow and its surrounds. More soundscapes from A Year In The Country, Broadcast, Pram, The Dandelion Set, Stereolab and space-psych from Our Solar System… immersive listening…”
Visit The Golden Apples Of The Sun here.
“The Marks Upon The Land… converts the bucolically familiar into something more eerie or even sinister, a series of widescreen mutations that create pareidolia spectres through symmetry and layering. Seen in isolation, these images are arresting enough but they gain power by being collected together, fashioning a statement of intent.”
John Coulthart at his Feuilleton site.
“Two EPs and one full album offer up three very different explorations of, indeed, the marks that man has made on the land… United Bible Studies David Colohan and Richard Moult’s… Wild Hope Flowers is the gentle, mystic face, a self-described “elegy for layered histories” that is both sparse and fulfilling…
“Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels (is an) aural exploration of what it must sound like to rise above the earth, and hear everything that is going on beyond the range of hearing. Snatches of radio percolate around the slowly shifting themes, mysterious crackles and sudden sideslips, a symphony in which nothing happens, but an awful lot takes place.”
Dave Thompson at Spincycle / Goldmine Magazine.
There were also tracks played on The Crooked Button Radio Show / NearFM on the 19th of February 2017… but as far as I know that particular edition of the show isn’t archived and the broadcast has wandered off amongst the literal airwaves, possibly making its way out into the cosmos about now. Visit The Crooked Button here.
Tip of the hat to all concerned.
More details on The Marks Upon The Land and fellow travellers can be found here.