Fractures – Dawn and Night Editions – Pre-Order and Release Dates

  • Dawn Edition £12.00. Night Edition £25.00.
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    Audiological Transmissions Artifact #3
    Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.

    Audiological contents created by Circle/Temple, Sproatly Smith, Keith Seatman, Polypores, Listening Center, The British Space Group, The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg, Time Attendant, The Rowan Amber Mill, A Year In The Country and David Colohan.

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

    To be available via our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
    Pre-order 30th May 2016. Released 13th June 2016.

     

    Night Edition. Limited to 104 copies. £25.00.
    Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x badge pack, 1 x print, and 2 x stickers.
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    Dawn Edition. Limited to 104 copies. £12.00.
    Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with inserts and badge.Fractures-Dawn Edition-front-A Year In The CountryFractures-Dawn Edition-opened-A Year In The CountryFractures-Dawn Edition-back-A Year In The Country

    Notes and Scribings:
    Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.

    As a reaction to such, this was a possible high water mark of the experimentations of psych/acid folk, expressions of eldritch undertones in the land via what has become known in part as folk horror and an accompanying yearning to return to an imagined pastoral idyll.

    Fractures-Night Edition-landscape sticker artwork for posting-A Year In The Country-outline

    Looking back, culture, television broadcasts and film from this time often seem imbued with a strange, otherly grittyness; to capture a sense of dissolution in relation to what was to become post-industrial Western culture and ways of living.

    Such transmissions and signals viewed now can seem to belong to a time far removed and distant from our own; the past not just as a foreign country but almost as a parallel universe that is difficult to imagine as once being our own lands and world.

    Fractures-print for posting-A Year In The Country

    Fractures is a reflection on reverberations from those disquieted times, taking as its initial reference points a selected number of conspicuous junctures and signifiers: Delia Derbyshire leaving The BBC/The Radiophonic Workshop and reflecting later that around then “the world went out of time with itself”. Electricity blackouts in the UK and the three day week declared. The Wickerman released. The Changes recorded but remained unreleased. The Unofficial Countryside published. The Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water released.

    To be available via our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
    Pre-order 30th May 2016. Released 13th June 2016.

     

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