Audiogical Transmissions Artifact #1: Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels CD released – Dawn, Dusk, Day and Night Editions

  • Dusk Edition £10.00. Dawn Edition £12.00. Day Edition. £18.00.  Night Edition £25.00.
    Airwaves-Songs From The Sentinels-all editions-A Year In The Country-700Audiological Transmissions Artifact #1
    A study of the tales told/required to be told by the sentinels/senders that stand atop the land; a gathering of scattered signals plucked from the ether, cryptograms that wander amongst the airwaves, fading, tired and garbled messages which have journeyed from nearby or who knows where…

    Audiological Contents: The Chatter Amongst The Land. A Cracked Sky. Night Mesh. Flutter Once More. Fading From A Distance. Imparting Received. Songs From The Sentinels. Tales And Constructs. They Have Departed Once More. To Be Sheltered. A Measuring. For My Gentle Scattering.
    (51 minutes)

    All editions hand-finished and custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink by
    A Year In The Country.

    Available via our: Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
    Includes free UK shipping. Normally ships in 7-14 days.

     

    Night Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £25.00.
    Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet,
    4 x badge pack, 2 x stickers, 1 x individual print.
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    Top of CDr.                                                            Bottom of CDr.

    1) Booklet/cover art/artwork custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

    2) Contained in a matchbox style sliding two-part rigid matt card box with cover print.

    3) Fully black CDr (black on top, black on playable side).

    4) Black string bound booklet: 12 pages (6 sides printed);
    Printed on textured fine art cottage rag paper, heavy card and semi-transparent vellum.
    Hand signed and numbered on the reverse.

    5) 4 x  badge set, contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.

    6) 2 x vinyl style stickers.

    7) Each box contains a different Airwaves artwork print, printed on textured fine art cottage rag paper. Hand signed and numbered on the reverse.

     

    Dusk Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £10.00.
    Hand-finished all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with inserts.
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    Top of CDr.                                                            Bottom of CDr.

    Custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

    Back of one insert is hand signed and numbered.

     

    Day Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £18.00.
    Hand-finished white/black CDr album in 10 page string bound booklet.
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    Top of CDr.                                                         Bottom of CDr.

    1) Booklet custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

    2) White/black CDr (white on top, black on playable side).

    3) String bound booklet: 10 pages (5 sides printed);
    Printed on textured fine art cottage rag paper, heavy card and semi-transparent vellum.
    Hand signed and numbered on the reverse.

    4) Wrapped in wax sealed, hand stamped black tissue paper.

     

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

    Custom printed 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 one insert is signed and hand numbered.

     

    Notes and Scribings on Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels;
    A study of the tales told/required to be told by the sentinels/senders that stand atop the land; a gathering of scattered signals plucked from the ether, cryptograms that wander amongst the airwaves, fading, tired and garbled messages which have journeyed from nearby or who knows where…

    The Airwaves set of audiological constructs are an exploration that begins with and via silent but ever chattering broadcast towers; their transmissions and sometimes secrets – the songs they weave from their own particular language and emanations.

    These stilled, quietly brooding sentinels/senders are part of a network of threads, both corporeal and those less tangible, carrying on their shoulders the weight and responsibilities of passing forward those innumerable stories; of joy, day-to-day life, institutional watchfulness, our entertainments or in conclusion harbingers of storms sent from our own hands.

    Airwaves harvests, weaves with and recasts the transmissions found amongst the gossamer strands of that network, intertwining these with and through the medium of cathodic reverberations/mechanisms while also taking ministrations from the wellsprings and flows of an otherly pastoralism, travelling through and amongst the brambled flipside of an Arcadian idyll and the subcultural undergrowth of the wald.

    The resulting work, though drawn in part from the beauty and bounty of the landscape wherein these sentinels stand, seems to often summon unbidden some sense of loss, of the ghosts and fractures of a landscape and psyche that still contains the echoes and fragments of cold conflicts and end of days once planned for by national behemoths and those who stood beside them.

    Further perusing of Airwaves notes, scribings and audiological transmissions can be carried out here.

     

    Credits:
    Audiological construction by A Year In The Country.
    Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

     

     

     

     

    Available via our: Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
    Includes free UK shipping. Normally ships in 7-14 days.

     

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