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A Year In The Country Artifacts / The British Library Sound Archive

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File under: Artifacts / Preserved For Posterity

Well, here’s a nice thing…

There are physical copies of all the A Year In The Country audiological artifacts now present and correct at The British Library’s Sound Archive.

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(You see that modernist building? Well, if you look really closely you may just be able to see a Night, Dawn etc Edition or two peaking out…)

If you should not know, The British Library is a nationally owned building/institution in the centre of London (next door to St Pancras railway station to be precise), that is visitable by the public, wherein can be found copies of all books and periodicals published in the UK.

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(For those times when you just can’t find anything to read / Tomorrow’s World looks at the latest in home storage systems.)

Alongside that, they also selectively archive music, field recordings, film etc, which is where the A Year In The Country artifacts come in…

Over the years they have amassed a couple or more records etc or to quote the British Library:

“Over 1 million discs, 185,000 tapes, and many other sound and video recordings.”

A crate diggers delight indeed.

At the time of writing there are over 625 kilometres of shelves in the British Library and that’s apparently growing by 12 kilometres each year (that would be 388 / 7.5 miles in old money then).

Blimey.

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(Rumours of DJ Shadow trying to “accidentally” get locked in here over night have been widely exagerated.)

There’s a lovely video of the sound archive by Wire magazine, where Nathan Budzinski interviews Popular Music Curator Andy Linehan, Audio Engineer/Conservation specialist Will Prentice, and Wildlife Sounds Curator Cheryl Tipp. Visit that here.

(As an aside, the Wire footage of the sound archive shelves makes me think of the classic Twilight Zone episode where a chap who loves just being left to read find himself all alone amongst the bounties of a library in a post-apocalyptic world – well, it reminds me of that until the twist at the end of the episode.)

You can search the Sound And Moving Image Catalogue here.

If you should find yourself around central London, you can visit the Sound Archive in person and listen to items; details here. The British Library’s main home in the ether is here, the Sound Archive here.

 

If it should be of interest to you, below is a list of all the A Year In The Country released items and editions in the archive:

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Immersion by Grey Frequency: Audiological Case Study #1 (Dawn Edition)

Black-Veined White by Hand of Stabs:  Audiological Case Study #2 (Dawn Edition)

Nine Of Swords by Michael Tanner:  Audiological Case Study #3 (Dusk Edition)

Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town by She Rocola:  Audiological Case Study #5 (Owl Light Edition)

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Torridon Gate by Howlround:  Audiological Case Study #6 (Dusk Edition)

Twalif X by Racker&Orphan:  Audiological Case Study #7 (Day Edition)

In Every Mind by A Year In The Country:  Transmission Resonances: Volume 1 (Dawn Edition)

Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels by A Year In The Country:  Audiological Transmission Artifact #1 (Dawn Edition)

Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels by A Year In The Country: Audiological Transmission Artifact #1(Midnight Archaic Encasements Edition)

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The Quietened Village: Audiological Transmissions Artifact #2 (Night Edition)
Audiological explorations by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neigbourhood, The Soulless Party, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith and David Colohan.

The Quietened Village: Audiological Transmissions Artifact #2 (Duskfall Edition)

Fractures: Audiological Transmissions Artifact #3 (Night Edition)
Audiological explorations by  Circle/Temple, Sproatly Smith, Keith Seatman, Polypores, The 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.

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The Quietened Bunker: Audiological Transmissions Artifact #4 / ATA004N (Night Edition) Audiological explorations by Keith Seatman, Grey Frequency, A Year In The Country, Panabrite, Polypores, Listening Center, Time Attendant, Unknown Heretic and David Colohan.

No More Unto The Dance by A Year In The Country: Audiological Transmissions Artifact #5 / ATA005D (Dawn Edition)

The Forest / The Wald: Audiological Transmissions Artifact #6 / ATA006D (Dawn Edition)
Audiological explorations by Bare Bones, Magpahi, Polypores, Time Attendant, David Colohan, Sproatly Smith, The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska, The Rowan Amber Mill, The Séance with Lutine, Cosmic Neighbourhood and A Year In The Country.

Phew…

 

A tip of the hat to James Tugwell of the British Library. Much appreciated.

 

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A Year In The Country: In Every Mind. Transmission Resonances: Volume 1. CD album.

A Year In The Country: In Every Mind CD album. Night Edition £25.00.  Dawn edition £13.00.
12 audiological pathways. 46 minutes.

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Audiological pathways: Eternal Strigiformes, Escapees, It Doth Blow, Scrabble and Abrade, In Every Mind, Tick Tock, Light Catching, The Journey, Perceive, The Need To Live, The Music Box, An Idyll.

Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

Custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

 

This is the first audiological research and pathways case study constructed solely by
A Year In The Country.

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In contrast to the telling of tales from the wald/wild wood in times gone by, today the stories that have become our cultural folklore we discover, treasure, pass down, are informed and inspired by, are often those that are transmitted into the world via the airwaves, the (once) cathode ray machine in the corner of the room, the zeros and ones that flitter around the world and the flickers of (once) celluloid tales.

They take root in our minds and imagination via the darkened rooms of modern-day reverie, partaken of in communal or solitary seance.

The Transmission Resonances volumes of audiological constructs will take as their wellspring such stories; focusing on those tales that continue to resonate over time, which have gained layers of meaning as the years have passed, that express and/or explore some sense of otherly pastoralism and which skirt the edgelands.

From that first fount, the plan is for these volumes to wander through their own particular journey, pushing aside the brambles and travelling the pathways that they will; to consider the stories of the patterns beneath the plough and the pylons across the land.

Transmission Resonances: Volume 1 takes as its wellhead the continuing reverberations of the 1969 cathode ray version of Alan Garner’s The Owl Service.

It pushes open the attic door from whence the scratching descends and travels to places that surprised, intrigued and even delighted our good selves when it was being shaped on our own particular audiological potters wheels.

 

Night Edition: £25.00.

Box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 10 page string bound booklet, 25mm badge pack,
2 x stickers.

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Night Edition Details:

1) Booklet/cover art custom printed 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) Black string bound 12.8cm x 12.8cm booklet: hand signed, 10 pages (5 sides printed);
Printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper,  245gsm card and semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.

6) 4 x 25mm badges in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.

7) 11.8cm x 4cm and 3.5cm circular vinyl style stickers.

 

Dawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £13.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with insert and badge.

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Dawn Edition Details:

Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country 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 the insert is hand signed.

 

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

 

Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

Wander In Every Mind’s audiological pathways below…

Other pathways towards the wolf in every mind at A Year In The Country:

Day #202/365: Filming The Owl Service; Tomato Soap and Lonely Stones

Day #236/365: The Owl Service: fashion plates and (another) peek behind the curtain

Day #352/365: Audiological Reflections and Pathways #4; a certain high water mark… travelling from a folk rarity to swinging London to The Owl Service and other pathways via the flickerings of old Albion…

 

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Day #338/365: Artifact #48/52; Michael Tanner Nine of Swords limited edition CD released – Dusk / Dawn Editions

Michael Tanner Nine of Swords CD album. Dusk Edition £10.00.  Dawn Edition £12.00
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Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #3
Audiological contents: Nine of Swords (54.20 minutes).

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

Custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

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Nine of Swords was created by using nine tarot cards allocated to nine sonorous, percussive instruments which were played in the order of their drawing from the deck.

Its method of creation recalls the random cut-up literary techniques of William Burroughs or automatic writing and the resulting work is a 68 minute journey which is a balm to contemporary intensity of input.

No plug-ins or FX were used in the making of Nine of Swords; the music in the album was guided purely using the (non)choices of the turns of the cards.

 

Also available as a limited edition Night boxset and Day string bound booklet: see Day #245/365.
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Dusk Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £10.00.
Hand-finished packaging; all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with insert.

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Top of CD.                                                              Bottom of CD.

Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.
Hand numbered on the back of the insert.

 

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

Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country 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 the insert is hand numbered.

 

Album credits:

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.

 

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

An excerpt from this Audiological Case Study can be listened to via our Mark II Ether Victrola below:

 

Visit Michael’s work at Day #120/365 of A Year In The Country.

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).

 

The library of A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series includes:
Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town
Case Study #6: Howlround: Torridon Gate
Case Study #7: Racker & Orphan; Twalif X

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Day #331/365: Artifact #47/52; Hand of Stabs Black-Veined White CD album released – Dusk / Dawn Editions

Hand of Stabs Black-Veined White CD album. Dusk Edition £10.00.  Dawn Edition £12.00
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Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #2
Audiological contents: Black-Veined White (68:33 minutes).

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

Custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

Black-Veined White takes as its starting point the eponymous butterfly which was last seen in the UK in Rochester, the area in which HoS live, work and explore, in the 1920s…

…it utilises precise textual descriptions of the Black-Veined White by L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz alongside poetry that considers these ‘air wraiths’ by Giles Watson, to create a journey whereby Hand of Stab’s hidden drones and textures create a form of (non-electronic) electronica played on and summoned from the land and soil, a journey which captures and summons the spirit of these winged creatures that have now departed from our shores.

The resulting work is essentially a concept album about the extinction of the Black-Veined White in the British isles.

Black-Veined White and the work of Hand of Stabs is a very particular, otherly form of cultural exploration and inquiry whereby the aggressive transgression of the likes of COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and early Einstürzende Neubauten has evolved and spread deeply foraging roots to create work that is more pastoral in its themes but still very far from the centre of things.” (AYITC)

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In their own words:

“Hand of Stabs, from the South East of England, are a three-man collective who’s work draws inspiration from their exploration of local, often forbidden, landmarks. They create improvised sound pieces which can be simultaneously uplifting, difficult and intense using both traditional and homebuilt instruments.

Sharing a love of the history and sacred past of Medway Towns and surrounding countryside, and inspired by regular, often night-time walks through these spaces, they are creating a series of soundworks evoking and celebrating their essence.

 

Dusk Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £10.00.
Hand-finished packaging; all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with insert.

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Top of CD.                                                             Bottom of CD.

Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.
Hand numbered on the back of the insert.

 

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

Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country 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 the insert is hand numbered.

 

Album credits:

Hand of Stabs-A Year In The Country 4HoS personnel:
electric guitar, cello: captain rex standish. percussion, tenor recorder, mandocaster: james worse.
velophone, electronics, bugle: jocelyn von bergdorff.
voice: Kyra La Rubia (De Coninck).

text used with kind permission: Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2008 onwards.
British insects: butterflies. Version: 29th December 2011.
www.delta-intkey.com/britin/pap/www/aporia.htm

&:
Black-Veined White (Aporia cratœgi). (Poem by Giles Watson, 2014.)

 

Artwork/packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department

 

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

 

Box-set Night Editions and string bound booklet Day Editions also available.
See Day #238/365.
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Visit Hand of Stabs in the ether herehere and here.

Peruse Hand of Stabs at A Year In The Country: Day #155/365.

 

The library of A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series includes:
Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town
Case Study #6: Howlround: Torridon Gate
Case Study #7: Racker & Orphan; Twalif X

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Day #325/365: Artifact #46/52; Grey Frequency Immersion CD album released – Dusk / Dawn Editions

Grey Frequency Immersion CD album. Dusk Edition £10.00.  Dawn Edition £12.00Grey Frequency-Dusk and Dawn Editions-front covers-A Year In The CountryAudiological Research and Pathways; Case #1
Audiological contents: 01 Hemlock Stone (19:01). 02 Coastline, Black Sky (16:41).

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

Both editions custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

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Immersion was the first Audiological Research and Pathways case study that was sent forth at
A Year In The Country and I am pleased and indeed proud to be able to return to it.

Not least because it gives me the chance to return to the recordings contained myself. This is transportative music, something that sends and allows my mind to travel elsewhere; it is meditative and quietly unsettling.

The phrase that comes to mind when I think of Grey Frequency’s work is broken signals; a scanning or overview of the ghosts in the airwaves, transmissions discovered via edgeland explorations and forays…

…when I listen to Immersion it feels like a capturing of activity hidden deep below the surface of things, the inexorable power of nature and it’s movement/force against it’s own edifices and those of civilisation over many years; a capturing of the sound of those self same rending and collapsing into the below.

Lovely stuff.” (AYITC)

 

Dusk Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £10.00.
Hand-finished packaging; all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with insert.
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Top of CD.                                                             Bottom of CD.

Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.
Hand numbered on the back of the insert.

 

Dawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £12.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with insert and badge.
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Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country 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 the insert is hand numbered.

 

Artwork/packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department (utilising visual work/source material by Gavin Morrow).

 

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Discogs Audiological Archive and our  Bandcamp page.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

Box-set Night Editions and string bound booklet Day Editions also available.
See Day #224/365.
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Below is the video which accompanies the Hemlock Stone track:

Visit Grey Frequency in the ether here.

Peruse Grey Frequency at A Year In The Country: Day #192/365.

 

The library of A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series includes:
Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town
Case Study #6: Howlround: Torridon Gate
Case Study #7: Racker & Orphan; Twalif X

Grey Frequency-Immersion-Night Edition-A Year In The Country-2Hand of Stabs-Black-Veined White-Night Edition-boxset-A Year In The CountryMichael Tanner-Nine Of Swords-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The Country

 

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Day #308/365: Artifact #44/52 released; Twalif X – Racker&Orphan limited CD album. Dusk / Dawn / Day / Night Editions.

Racker&Orphan Twalif X CD.
Dusk Edition £11.00. Dawn Edition £13.00. Day Edition. £18.00.  Night Edition £25.00.
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Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #7.
Audiological contents: Twalif X (50.51 minutes).

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).

All editions custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

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

 

Dusk Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £11.00.
Hand-finished all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with insert.
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Twalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-black top and bottom CD

Top of CDr.                                                             Bottom of CDr.

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Custom printed/hand-finished by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.
Back of the insert is hand numbered.

 

Dawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £13.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with insert and badge.
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Top of CDr.                                                          Bottom of CDr.

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Custom printed/hand-finished by A Year In The Country 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 the insert is hand numbered.

 

Day Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £18.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in 10 page string bound booklet packaging.
Twalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-front of bookletTwalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-inside booklet credit pageTwalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-inside of booklet 2

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Top of CDr.                                                          Bottom of CDr.

Twalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-wrapping and wax seal

Day Edition Details:
1) Booklet custom printed/hand-finished by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.
2) Wrapped in wax sealed, hand stamped black tissue paper.
3) White/black CDr (white on top, black on playable side).
4) CDr held in protective fleece-lined sleeve.
5) Jute string bound 14.4cm x 13.2cm booklet:
a) Hand bone creased cover.
b) 10 pages (5 sides printed);
c) Front and rear covers are printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper.
d) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
e) One inner sheet is printed on semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.
f) Hand numbered.

 

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 25mm badge pack, 1 x unique hand-produced natural ephemera print pack.
Twalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-parts-narrower borderTwalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-open boxTwalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-inner booklet page 2 Twalif X-Orphan & Racker-David Orphan-Samandtheplants-N Racker-Folklore Tapes-A Year In The Country-booklet inner credit page
Twalif X-Orphan & Racker-A Year In The Country-black top and bottom CD
Top of CDr.                                                             Bottom of CDr.

Twalif X-Night Edition-Orphan & Racker-A Year In The Country-badge pack Twalif X-Night Edition-Orphan & Racker-A Year In The Country-print pack

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.
e) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
f) Two inner sheets are printed on semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.

Twalif X packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

 

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

Preview the album below:

 

Elswhere in the ether:
davidchattonbarker.com / folkloretapes.co.uk / nracker.co.uk / samalexmcloughlin.tumblr.com / soundcloud.com/david-orphan

 

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…

 

The library of A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series includes:
Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town
Case Study #6: Howlround: Torridon Gate
Case Study #7: Racker & Orphan; Twalif X

Grey Frequency-Immersion-Night Edition-A Year In The Country-2Hand of Stabs-Black-Veined White-Night Edition-boxset-A Year In The CountryMichael Tanner-Nine Of Swords-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The Country

 

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Day #304/365: Artifact #43/52; She Rocola Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town CDs released – Owl Light / Dawn Editions

She Rocola Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother town CD.
Owl Light Edition £6.00.  Dawn edition £8.00.
She Rocola-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Dawn Edition-A Year In The Country-Owl Light and Dawn Editions
Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #5.
Audiological contents: Burn The Witch (2.20) / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town (2.41).

Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

The song Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town draws from Ms She Rocola’s own personal folklore and that of her home town; childhood experiences of chasing her playmates around Molly Leigh’s grave and the rhymes which accompanied such games. It is an audiological conjuring of hazy, sleepy small-hours memories and dreams from those times.

Burn The Witch’s story is interconnected with those childhood memories and is in part inspired by formative viewings of late-night folk-horror films from in front of and behind the sofa.

Here at A Year In The Country, we are proud to be able to send these stories out into the world.

The story and mythology of Molly Leigh can be investigated further here.

 

Owl Light Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £6.00.
3″ mini-CDr in see-through wallet sleeve.
She Rocola-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Owl Light Edition-A Year In The Country-front coverShe Rocola-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Owl Light Edition-A Year In The Country-all partsShe Rocola-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Owl Light Edition-A Year In The Country-rear cover

Custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.
Printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.
Includes two card inserts in see-through plastic wallet.
Back of the credit insert is hand numbered.

 

Dawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £8.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with insert and badge.
She Rocola-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Dawn Edition-A Year In The Country-front cover-narrower borderShe Rocola-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Dawn Edition-A Year In The Country-all parts

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Top of CDr.                                                         Bottom of CDr.

She Rocola-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Dawn Edition-A Year In The Country-back cover
Artwork custom printed by A Year In The Country 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 the insert is hand numbered.

 

Credits:

Burn The Witch (2014)
Words: She Rocola. Music: Andrea Fiorito.
Vocals: She Rocola. Violin: Andrea Fiorito.
Recorded and produced by Joe Whitney and Andrea Fiorito.

Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town (2014)
Words: She Rocola. Music: She Rocola/Joe Whitney.
Vocals & Guitar: She Rocola. Bass & Toy Piano: Joe Whitney.
Recorded and produced by Joe Whitney.

www.soundcloud.com/sherocola

www.flytowhitneysmoon.com

Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

 

She Rocola-Ellen Terry beetlewing dress-Zoe Lloyd-Mrs Nettleship-A Year In The CountryVictorian wet-plate photograph of She Rocola by Zoe LLoyd.

Ms She Rocola’s dress is inspired by a beetle wing dress made for Ellen Terry in the 19th century. The dress was originally designed and made by Mrs Nettleship…

The intention was to make the original dress “…look as much like soft chain armour as I could and yet have something that would give the appearance of the scales of a serpent… (it is) sewn all over with real green beetle wings, and a narrow border in Celtic designs, worked out in rubies and diamonds“.

More details via the Victoria and Albert Museum here and via electronic printed matter here.

www.zoelloyd.co.uk

 

Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

Preview Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town below.

 

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The CountryShe Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Day Edition-front of booklet-A Year In The Country 

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-print and front of CD-A Year In The CountryAlso available as a limited box set Night Edition, string bound booklet Day Edition and The Arising Edition archival print and 3″ CD.

Visit those at Day #272/365 and Day #279/365.

 

Previous wandering amongst the corn rigs and Victorian light catching with Ms She Rocola at Day #39/365 of A Year In The Country.

 

The full current library of the A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series:

Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town

Grey Frequency-Immersion-Night Edition-A Year In The Country-2Hand of Stabs-Black-Veined White-Night Edition-boxset-A Year In The CountryMichael Tanner-Nine Of Swords-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The Country

 

 

 

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Day #287/365: Artifact #41/52; Howlround Torridon Gate CD released – Dawn, Day, Dusk & Night Editions

Howlround Torridon Gate CD.
Dusk Edition £10.00. Dawn Edition £12.00. Day Edition. £18.00.  Night Edition £25.00.

Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-all items

 

 

 

 

Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #6.
Audiological contents: Torridon Gate (23.43 minutes).

All of the music on this album was created from a single recording of a front garden gate on Torridon Road in Hither Green, London. These sounds were captured using a contact microphone and processed, looped and edited on three reel-to-reel tape machines with all electronic effects or artificial reverb strictly forbidden.

All editions custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

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

 

Dusk Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £10.00.
Hand-finished all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with insert.
Howlround-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-Dusk Edition-front of sleeveHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-all black CDr
Top of CDr.                                                            Bottom of CDr.

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Printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

Back of the insert is hand numbered.

 

Dawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £12.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with insert and badge.Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-Dawn Edition-front of sleeveHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-white black CDr
Top of CDr.                                                         Bottom of CDr.

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Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-Dawn Edition-back of sleeve
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 the insert is hand numbered.

 

Day Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £18.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in 10 page string bound booklet packaging.
Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-Day Edition-front of bookletHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-Dawn Edition-reel and transparent pageHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-Day Edition-reel with transparent text page on topHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-white black CDr
Top of CDr.                                                         Bottom of CDr.

Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-black tissue paper and wax seal wrapping
Day Edition Details:

1) Booklet custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

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

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

4) Jute string bound 14.4cm x 13.2cm booklet:
a) Hand bone creased cover.
b) 10 pages (5 sides printed);
c) Front and rear covers are printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper.
d) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
e) One inner sheet is printed on semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.
f) Hand numbered.
5) CDr held in protective fleece-lined sleeve.

 

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 25mm badge pack, 1 x original Howlround tape cutting pack.
Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-all parts-narrow border-Night EditionHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-closed box-Night EditionHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-open box-Night EditionHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-badge and tape packs-Night EditionHowlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-all black CDr
Top of CDr.                                                            Bottom of CDr.

Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-Night Edition-inner page Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-reel and transparent page-Night Edition Howlround-Torridon Gate-Robin The Fog-Chris Weaver-A Year In The Country-reel with transparent page laid on top-Night Edition


Night edition details:

1) Booklet/cover art custom 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 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.
e) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
f) 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) Pack containing original Howlround tape cutting.

 

Credits:

Produced by Robin The Fog & Chris Weaver, April – June 2014.

Mastered by James Edward ‘Butterscotch’ Barker.

Presented with gratitude to Tony Alpe and Kathryn Everett.

Artwork by Robin The Fog.

Packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

www.howlround.co.uk

 


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

 

Visit the ghost signals of Howlround at Day #142/365 of A Year In The Country.

 

The library of A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series includes:

Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town
Case Study #6: Howlround: Torridon Gate

Grey Frequency-Immersion-Night Edition-A Year In The Country-2Hand of Stabs-Black-Veined White-Night Edition-boxset-A Year In The CountryMichael Tanner-Nine Of Swords-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The Country

 

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Day #280/365: Artifact #40/52; She Rocola Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town; The Arising Edition – archival print and 3″ CD released

She Rocola Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town. The Arising Edition.
Archival print and 3″ CD. £28.00. 
Limited edition of 52.

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-print and front of CD-A Year In The Country

Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #5.
Audiological contents: Burn The Witch (2.20) / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town (2.41).

Printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.
Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

Free UK shipping. Normally ships in 7-14 days.

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-scroll and CD-A Year In The Country

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-print-A Year In The Country

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-print and CD-A Year In The Country

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-back of CD insert-A Year In The Country

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-print numbering-A Year In The Country She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-The Arising Edition-signature-A Year In The Country
The print features an extended version of the Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town cover artwork.

Print size: A3; 42 x 29.7cm / 16.5 x 11.7 inches (includes 1.5cm / 0.6 inch border).

Printed on textured fine art cotton rag paper using true black archival Giclée pigment inks (museum/gallery quality inks – resistant to fading for 75+ years).

Hand numbered and signed by the AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

Shipped string bound.

 

3″/8cm 2-track white-topped mini CDr, includes the songs Burn The Witch and Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town.

CD insert is hand numbered and signed by She Rocola.

Insert is printed on textured fine art cotton rag paper using true black archival Giclée pigment inks.

 

Credits:

Burn The Witch (2014)
Words: She Rocola.
Music: Andrea Fiorito.
Vocals: She Rocola.
Violin: Andrea Fiorito.
Recorded and produced by Joe Whitney and Andrea Fiorito.

Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town (2014)
Words: She Rocola.
Music: She Rocola/Joe Whitney.
Vocals & Guitar: She Rocola.
Bass & Toy Piano: Joe Whitney.
Recorded and produced by Joe Whitney.

www.soundcloud.com/sherocola

www.flytowhitneysmoon.com

Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

 

She Rocola-Ellen Terry beetlewing dress-Zoe Lloyd-Mrs Nettleship-A Year In The CountryVictorian wet-plate photograph of She Rocola by Zoe LLoyd.

Ms She Rocola’s dress is inspired by a beetle wing dress made for Ellen Terry in the 19th century. The dress was originally designed and made by Mrs Nettleship…

The intention was to make the original dress “…look as much like soft chain armour as I could and yet have something that would give the appearance of the scales of a serpent… (it is) sewn all over with real green beetle wings, and a narrow border in Celtic designs, worked out in rubies and diamonds“.

More details via the Victoria and Albert Museum here and via electronic printed matter here.

www.zoelloyd.co.uk

 

The song Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town draws from Ms She Rocola’s own personal folklore and that of her home town; childhood experiences of chasing her playmates around Molly Leigh’s grave and the rhymes which accompanied such games. It is an audiological conjuring of hazy, sleepy small-hours memories and dreams from those times.

Burn The Witch’s story is interconnected with those childhood memories and is in part inspired by formative viewings of late-night folk-horror films from in front of and behind the sofa.

Here at A Year In The Country, we are proud to be able to send these stories out into the world.

The story and mythology of Molly Leigh can be investigated further here.

 

Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

Price include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

Preview Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town below:

 

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The CountryShe Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Day Edition-front of booklet-A Year In The Country

Also available as a limited box set Night Edition and string bound booklet Day Edition (see above).
Visit those at Day #272/365.

 

Previous wandering amongst the corn rigs and Victorian light catching with Ms She Rocola at
Day #39/365 of A Year In The Country.

 

The full current library of the A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series:

Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town

Grey Frequency-Immersion-Night Edition-A Year In The Country-2Hand of Stabs-Black-Veined White-Night Edition-boxset-A Year In The CountryMichael Tanner-Nine Of Swords-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The Country

 

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Day #273/365: Artifact #39/52; She Rocola Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother town CD released – Night / Day Editions

She Rocola Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother town CD.
Night Edition £22.00.  Day edition £15.00.

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Night and Day Editions side by side-A Year In The CountryAudiological Research and Pathways; Case #5.
Audiological contents: Burn The Witch (2.20) / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town (2.41).

Hand-finished albums available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

 

Night Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £22.00.

Hand finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x 25mm badge pack, 3 x vinyl style waterproof stickers.

She Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Night Edition-box set-A Year In The CountryShe Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Night Edition-open box-A Year In The Country.psdShe Rocola-Burn The Witch-Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town-Night Edition-top and bottom of all black CDr-A Year In The Country.psd
Top of CDr.                                                            Bottom of CDr.

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Night edition details:

1) Booklet/cover art custom 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 numbered and signed
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.
e) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
f) 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) 3 x vinyl style waterproof stickers: 9.5 x 6.8cm, 7.2 x 6.8cm, 2.9 x 2.6cm.

 

Day Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £15.00.

White/black CDr album in 10 page string bound booklet packaging.
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Day Edition Details:

1) Booklet custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

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

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

4) Jute string bound 14.4cm x 13.2cm booklet:

a) Hand bone creased cover.
b) 10 pages (5 sides printed);
c) Front and rear covers are printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper.
d) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
e) One inner sheet is printed on semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.
h) Hand numbered and signed.

5) CDr held in protective fleece-lined sleeve.

 

Credits:

Burn The Witch (2014)
Words: She Rocola.
Music: Andrea Fiorito.
Vocals: She Rocola.
Violin: Andrea Fiorito.
Recorded and produced by Joe Whitney and Andrea Fiorito.

Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town (2014)
Words: She Rocola.
Music: She Rocola/Joe Whitney.
Vocals & Guitar: She Rocola.
Bass & Toy Piano: Joe Whitney.
Recorded and produced by Joe Whitney.

www.soundcloud.com/sherocola

www.flytowhitneysmoon.com

Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

 

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Ms She Rocola’s dress is inspired by a beetle wing dress made for Ellen Terry in the 19th century. The dress was originally designed and made by Mrs Nettleship…

The intention was to make the original dress “…look as much like soft chain armour as I could and yet have something that would give the appearance of the scales of a serpent… (it is) sewn all over with real green beetle wings, and a narrow border in Celtic designs, worked out in rubies and diamonds“.

More details via the Victoria and Albert Museum here and via electronic printed matter here.

www.zoelloyd.co.uk

 

The song Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town draws from Ms She Rocola’s own personal folklore and that of her home town; childhood experiences of chasing her playmates around Molly Leigh’s grave and the rhymes which accompanied such games. It is an audiological conjuring of hazy, sleepy small-hours memories and dreams from those times.

Burn The Witch’s story is interconnected with those childhood memories and is in part inspired by formative viewings of late-night folk-horror films from in front of and behind the sofa.

Here at A Year In The Country, we are proud to be able to send these stories out into the world.

The story and mythology of Molly Leigh can be investigated further here.

 

Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

Preview Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town below.

 

Previous wandering amongst the corn rigs and Victorian light catching with Ms She Rocola at
Day #39/365 of A Year In The Country.

 

The full current library of the A Year In The Country Audiological Research and Pathways series:

Case Study #1: Grey Frequency: Immersion
Case Study #2: Hand of Stabs: Black-Veined White
Case Study #3: Michael Tanner: Nine of Swords
Case Study #5: She Rocola: Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town

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Day #245/365: Artifact #35/52; Michael Tanner – Nine of Swords CD album – Night/Day editions

Michael Tanner – Nine of Swords CD album. Night Edition £25.00.  Day edition £18.00.

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Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #3
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.

Available via our: Artifacts ShopDiscogs Audiological Archive and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
Prices include free UK shipping. Normally ships within 7-14 days.

 

Night Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £25.00.

Box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet hand signed by Michael Tanner, 4x25mm badge set & 8 x sticker set.

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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.
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.

 

Day Edition: Limited to 52 copies. £18.00.

White/black CDr album in 10 page string bound booklet packaging hand signed by Michael Tanner.

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