Audiological contents: Nine of Swords (54.20 minutes).
Nine tarot cards allocated to nine sonorous, percussive instruments, played in the order of their drawing from the deck.
Box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, hand drawn “doodle” by Michael Tanner, 4x25mm badge set & 8 x sticker set.
Night edition details:
1) Booklet/cover art printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.
2) Contained in a matchbox style sliding two-part rigid matt card box.
3) Printed box cover print.
4) Fully black CDr (black on top, black on playable side).
5) Black string bound 12.8cm x 12.8cm booklet:
a) Hand signed by Michael Tanner on reverse of booklet.
b) Hand numbered.
c) Hand bone creased cover.
d) 12 pages (6 sides printed).
e) Contains 4 image, 1 image/credits and 1 credits page.
f) Front and rear covers are printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper.
g) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
h) Two inner sheets are printed on semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.
6) 4 x 25mm/1″ badge set contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.
7) 8 x 35mm/1.4″ waterproof sticker set contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.
All music written & played by Michael Tanner.
Recorded at Greenwitch 04/06/2014 using an X-Y positioned Beyer M101 and Shure SM57.
4 x Water Bowls. 2 x Singing Bowls. 2 x Temple Bells. 1 x Cymbals.
No plug-ins or FX were used in the making of this piece.
Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.
A Year In The Country Artifact #35/52.
Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #3
An excerpt from this Audiological Case Study can be listened to via our Mark II Ether Victrola below:
Visit Michael Tanner in the ether here: www.iamplinth.bandcamp.com
(where you may also find him working under the names Plinth, The Cloisters, Taskerlands and The A. Lords).
A Year In The Country: An English idyll, a midnight sun…
“A Year In The Country is a year long journey of and searching for an expression of my underlying unsettledness to the English bucolic countryside dream… and wandering about and through the trails of things that have influenced, inspired and intrigued me along the way, which will quite possibly take in the further flung reaches of folk music, folklore and what has been labelled hauntological culture.”
More information on the project at www.ayearinthecountry.co.uk