The Marks Upon The Land / Wild Hope Flowers / The Dark Chamber EP – Preorder And Release Dates: Artifact Report #1/52a
Pre-order 6th February 2017. Released 6th March 2017.
The Marks Upon The Land is a 60 page book which collects all 104 images which were created during the first spin-around-the-sun of A Year In The Country.
It is accompanied by two 4-track audiological explorations on CD:
Wild Hope Flowers by David Colohan and Richard Moult.
The Dark Chamber EP by A Year In The Country.
Also included is a free cassette and download copy of the Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels 12 track album by A Year In The Country.
The images in the book are part of A Year In The Country’s explorations of an otherly pastoralism, a wandering amongst subculture that draws from the undergrowth of the land – the patterns beneath the plough, pylons and amongst the edgelands.
Those wanderings take in the beauty and escape of rural pastures, intertwined with a search for expressions of an underlying unsettledness to the bucolic countryside dream.
The Marks Upon The Land takes inspiration from and channels the outer reaches of folk culture and the layered spectralities of what has come to be known as hauntology, alongside memories of childhood countryside idylls spent under the shadow of Cold War end of days paranoia and amongst the dreamscapes of dystopic science fiction tales.
Plus the standalone book is also available from Createspace (where it ships from the US).
All 104 images from The Marks Upon The Land can be viewed at Gallery: Year 1.
David Colohan and Richard Moult are students of United Bible Studies and have also been fellow wanderers on a number of the audiological gatherings and explorations which were released by A Year In The Country during our last spin-around-the-sun, including The Quietened Village and The Forest / The Wald.
(File Under: Encasments / Artifacts – Artifact #1a)