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Spectral Containment Invitee #2; Fractures at The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop / Amongst the pages of The Belbury Parish Magazine

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Following on from The Quietened Village’s visits around those parts, Fractures is now available amongst rather fine company at The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop.

The compilation is themed around the notion that the year 1973 was a cultural and psychic tipping point. Contributors include…

Circle/Temple, Sproatly Smith, Keith Seatman, 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.

The Belbury Parish Magazine-Ghost Box Records-Jim Jupp-Fractures-A Yaer In The Country

In an intertwined manner, it can also be found amongst the pages and notifications of The Belbury Parish Magazine.

Tip of the hat once again to Mr Jim Jupp.

 

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Fractures – Night and Dawn Editions Released

Dawn Edition £12.00. Night Edition £25.00.
Fractures-release date-all items-A Year In The Country

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, 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.

Fractures-release date-booklets-A Year In The Country

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

Available via our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether VictrolaNorman Records and The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop.
Release date 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, print, 4 x badge pack and 2 x stickers.
Fractures-Night Edition-front of box-A Year In The CountryFractures-Night-components
Further encasement 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 with cover print.
3) Fully black CDr (black on top, black on playable side).
4) Black string bound booklet: 12 pages (6 sides printed);
Printed on textured fine art cotton rag paper, heavy card and semi-transparent vellum.
Hand numbered on the reverse.
5) 4 x  badge set, contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.
6) 2 x vinyl style stickers.
7) Print on textured fine art cotton rag paper; numbered on the reverse, selected from one of 7 designs.

Fractures-release date-prints

 

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-back-A Year In The Country
Further encasement details:
1) Custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.
2) Includes 25mm/1″ badge, secured with removable glue on string bound tag.
3) Back of one insert hand numbered.

 

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.

Fractures-release date-stickers-A Year In The Country

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.

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-release date-badge packs-A Year In The Country-hc

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.

 

Further Audiological Contents Details:
1) The Osmic Projector/Vapors of Valtorr – Circle/Temple
2) The Land Of Green Ginger – Sproatly Smith
3) Seeing The Invisible – Keith Seatman
4) Triangular Shift – Listening Center
5) An Unearthly Decade – The British Space Group
6) A Fracture In The Forest – The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg
7) Elastic Refraction – Time Attendant
8) Ratio (Sequence) – The Rowan Amber Mill
9) The Perfect Place For An Accident – Polypores
10) A Candle For Christmas/311219733 – A Year In The Country
11) Eldfell – David Colohan

Artwork and encasement design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

 

A year in the country quietly go about their business releasing beautifully packaged music that is influenced by folk, electronica, drone as well as by landscape, time and place. These two compilations each have themes running through them, tying the music together and seemingly telling a story as they unfold.Terrascope on Fractures and The Quietened Village.

Another excellent snapshot of current experimental music, showing the coexistence of darkness, strangeness, and profound beauty.Bliss Aquamarine on Fractures.

 

Available via our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether VictrolaNorman Records and The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop.
Release date 13th June 2016.

 

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Audiological Transmission #23​/​52​​: Fractures – Triangular Shift

Fractures-Track 23 of 52-Listening Centre-A Year In The Country-1200Audiological exploration by Listening Center from the album Fractures.

Fractures-Track 23 of 52-Listening Centre-A Year In The Country-700Transmission sent, received, transmitted: Triangular Shift can be found upon the scheduled flights, wanderings, considerations of business/executive assistant funk and rather fine banter of Project Moonbase:

Lovely/terrifying… which is what you want, that was what 1973 was like listeners if you weren’t there, I was… I think there was a hint of The Tomorrow People in that track. It was like a Tomorrow People pop song… I think also a bit more terrifying 1970s science fiction…

 

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Audiological Transmission #22​/​52​​: Fractures – Seeing The Invisible

Fractures-22 of 52-Keith Seatman-A Year In The Country-1200
File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Audiological exploration by Keith Seatman from the album Fractures.

Fractures-22 of 52-Keith Seatman-A Year In The Country-700Transmission sent, received, transmitted: considerations of Fractures by Kim Harten at Bliss Aquamarine:

Keith Seatman provides a soundscape that combines chilling, horror filmic drones with whooshing electronic bleepage straight out of a 1970s sci-fi movie…

…excellent snapshot of current experimental music, showing the coexistence of darkness, strangeness, and profound beauty.

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Fractures – Night and Dawn Editions CD Album Pre-Order

Dawn Edition £12.00. Night Edition £25.00.
Fractures-Night and Dawn Editions-A Year In The Country
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, 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.

Available via our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether VictrolaNorman Records and The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop.
Pre-order from today 30th May 2016. Release date 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, print, 4 x badge pack and 2 x stickers.
Fractures-Night Edition-front of box-A Year In The CountryFractures-Night-components

Fractures-Night Edition-opened box-A Year In The Country Fractures-Night Edition-booklet 1-A Year In The CountryFractures-Night Edition-booklet 2-A Year In The Country
Fractures-all black cdr-A Year In The Country
Top of CD.                                                            Bottom of CD.

Further encasement 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 with cover print.
3) Fully black CDr (black on top, black on playable side).
4) Black string bound booklet: 12 pages (6 sides printed);
Printed on textured fine art cotton rag paper, heavy card and semi-transparent vellum.
Hand numbered on the reverse.
5) 4 x  badge set, contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.
6) 2 x vinyl style stickers.
7) Print on textured fine art cotton rag paper; numbered on the reverse, selected from one of 7 designs.

 

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 Country
Fractures-Dawn Edition-opened-A Year In The CountryFractures-Dawn Edition-back-A Year In The Country
Fractures-white and black CDr-A Year In The Country
Top of CD.                                                          Bottom of CD.

Further encasement details:
1) Custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.
2) Includes 25mm/1″ badge, secured with removable glue on string bound tag.
3) Back of one insert hand numbered.

 

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 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.

 

Further Audiological Contents Details:
1) The Osmic Projector/Vapors of Valtorr – Circle/Temple
2) The Land Of Green Ginger – Sproatly Smith
3) Seeing The Invisible – Keith Seatman
4) Triangular Shift – Listening Center
5) An Unearthly Decade – The British Space Group
6) A Fracture In The Forest – The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg
7) Elastic Refraction – Time Attendant
8) Ratio (Sequence) – The Rowan Amber Mill
9) The Perfect Place For An Accident – Polypores
10) A Candle For Christmas/311219733 – A Year In The Country
11) Eldfell – David Colohan

Artwork and encasement design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

 

Available via our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether VictrolaNorman Records and The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop.
Pre-order from today 30th May 2016. Release date 13th June 2016. 

 

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Audiological Transmission #21​/​52​​: Fractures – The Land Of Green Ginger


Fractures 21 of 52-Sproatly Smith-A Year In The Country-1200
File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Audiological exploration by Sproatly Smith from the album Fractures.

Fractures 21 of 52-Sproatly Smith-A Year In The Country-700Transmission sent, received, transmitted: Fractures at Terrascope, courtesy of Mr Simon Lewis:

“…a cloak of strangeness that gives a haunting sense of wonder…”

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Audiological Transmission #20​/​52​​: Fractures – The Osmic Projector​/​Vapors of Valtorr

AT 20 of 52-Fractures 1973-Circle Temple-A Year In The Country-b
File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Audiological exploration by Circle/Temple from Fractures.

You the night and the music-radio show-mat handley-A Year In The CountryTransmission sent, received, transmitted:
Signals by The Rowan Amber Mill from Fractures, accompanied by fellow travellers can be found amongst the  rather fine wanderings of You, the Night & the Music. Tip of the hat to Mr Handley.

AT 20 of 52-Fractures 1973-Circle Temple-A Year In The Country-700Further details on Fractures here.

 

 

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

Dawn Edition £12.00. Night Edition £25.00.
Fractures-Night and Dawn Editions-A Year In The Country
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.
Fractures-Night Edition-front of box-A Year In The CountryFractures-Night-components

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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Fractures – Coming Soon Indeed

Fractures-Night and Dawn Editions-A Year In The Country

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.

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

Audiological explorations by:
Circle/Temple (The Straw Bear Band / The Owl Service / Rif Mountain)
Sproatly Smith
Keith Seatman (Test Transmission / Found Objects)
Polypores
Listening Center (Elsewhere in the ether / The Twilight Language of Nigel Kneale)
The British Space Group (Ian Holloway / Quiet World / Wonderful Wooden Reasons / Wyrd Britain)
The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska / Michael Begg
Time Attendant
The Rowan Amber Mill (Miller Sounds / The Book Of The Lost)
A Year In The Country
David Colohan (United Bible Studies)