Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #7.
Audiological contents: Twalif X (50.51 minutes).
Limited to 52 copies.
Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x 25mm badge pack, 1 x unique hand-produced natural ephemera print pack.
Twalif X is an audiological journey through one night; the album was recorded between dusk and dawn on the 12th/13th May 2014 in Robin Wood, Bears Wood, Knott Wood and on Eagle Crag.
All recordings were captured on one microphone and processed/mixed by N. Racker (samandtheplants / Supernatural Lancashire / Finders Keepers Records) and D. Orphan (Folklore Tapes / Pre-Cert Home Entertainment).
The imagery for the release was created by N. Racker & D. Orphan using photographs taken during the outing and spliced with original artwork by A Year In The Country.
“…sometimes it is as though when listening to Twalif X that you are almost next to these explorers and you find that you have travelled with them to the otherly, darker corners of the woodlands and landscape. A work that is both calm and quietly unsettling, experimental with bursts of folkloric melody that appears with the coming of the dawn…” (AYITC).
Night edition details:
1) Booklet/cover art custom printed/hand-finished by A Year In The Country 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) 4 x 25mm/1″ badge set, contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.
6) 1 x pack containing unique natural ephemera print; hand-produced by D. Orphan and N. Racker.
7) Black string bound 12.8cm x 12.8cm booklet:
a) Hand numbered.
b) Hand bone creased cover.
c) 12 pages (6 sides printed).
d) Front and rear covers are printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper.
Packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.
More information here: www.ayearinthecountry.co.uk/twalif-x-n-racker-d-orphan-day-307365
The work of N. Racker and D. Orphan amongst the pathways of A Year In The Country:
Day #7/365: Folklore Tapes; the ferrous reels of arcane research projects
Day #32/365: Wyrd Britannia, Folklore Tapes, Magpahi and English Libraries
Day #57/365: A bakers dozen of Mr David Chatton Barker
Day #97/365: Ms A. Cooper, Natural/Supernatural Lancashire & the various nestings of Magpahi…
Day #226/365: Traces From A Delerium Of Forests…
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 an otherlyness/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