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Audiological Transmission #48/52: The Quietened Village – Bunk Beds / Revisitation #2a

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Audiological exploration by Cosmic Neighbourhood from the album The Quietened Village.

Revisitation #2a:

The Quietened Village: transmissions sent, received, transmitted;

quietend-village-track-48-of-52-a-year-in-the-country-bc“The music conjures roofless walls holding spirits not populations, skeletal spires pointing accusative fingers skywards, submerged shadows reflecting in water, crumbled remains wreathing a cliff’s base…” Folk Words

“This evocative album offers a score for crumbled communities, abandoned villages and sunken spires, honoring history with quiet grace befitting its title.” Richard Allen, A Closer Listen 

“… impressively coherent. Its themes are tackled with sadness, hope and respect for the past, and will almost certainly supply prescient pointers for the future direction of nature, society and art. If the new epoch sounds like this, we may not be condemned after all.” Thomas Blake, Folk Radio UK

“The album evokes a beautifully atmospheric pastoral reverie, and a ghostly sense of loss…” Jim Jupp, Ghost Box Records

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Other audiological explorations from the album are by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, Rowan Amber Mill, The Soulless Party, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith and David Colohan.

The Quietened Village-prerelease note-A Year In The Country

Available at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

Further details can be found around these parts here.

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The Quietened Village-A Year In The Country-Hugh Lucas-Harry Gill-Dick Dawson-Hilda-Edmund Perry-Lost Villages

Associated wanderings can be found at The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss:
Volume #1#2#3#4

 

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The Quietened Village / ether wanderings / a gathering of transmissions

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Alongside its corporeal encasements at our Artifacts Shop and amongst the zeros and ones of our Bandcamp Ether Victrola, The Quietened Village has gone a-wandering and winding its way through the ether and is now available at various new(ish) fangled places to peruse and contemplate, including:

Amazon / iTunes / Spotify / CD Baby / eMusic… to name but a few.

A study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times…

Audiological contents created by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, The Soulless Party, The Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neigbourhood, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith and David Colohan.

Transmission sent, received, transmitted:

It can also be found in fine company at Grey Frequency’s Ambient Collage #7.

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…and has wandered away from these shores via the support of Mr Raffaello Russo and can be found amongst his scribings at Music Won’t Save You and also in further fine company courtesy of Mr Russo at Rockerilla magazine.

And finally, it may well be nestled amongst considerations of fellow intertwined travellers at Bliss Aquamarine.

Tip of the hat to all concerned…

 

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The Quietened Village – Duskfall Edition released / a gathering of transmissions / something of a return as a spectral containment invitee…

Duskfall Edition. Limited to 104 copies. £13.00.
All black CDr album in fold out bound sleeve with inserts and badge.
The Quietened Village-4 albums-A Year In The Country

Audiological Transmissions Artifact #2

Available at our Artifacts Shop our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and at Norman Records.
Normally ships in 7-14 days. Includes free UK postage.

Audiological contents created by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, The Soulless Party, The Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neigbourhood, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith and David Colohan.

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Further encasement details:

Hand-finished and custom printed using archival giclée pigment ink by A Year In The Country.
One insert is hand numbered, the badge is attached to the tag with removable glue.

The Quietened Village-prerelease note-A Year In The Country

 

Transmissions sent, received, transmitted from and via The Quietened Village:

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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… The Quietened Village is generally sombre and ghostly, beautifully conveying a sense of loneliness and the passing of time…Terrascope, courtesy of Mr Simon Lewis.

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A somewhat fine and rather beautiful handwritten consideration of / reflection on The Quietened Village can be found at Was Ist Das?.

Further related transmissions courtesy of Messrs Papademetrie and Wiggs via the phantom seaside radio of The Séance.

Shindig magazine-The Quietened Village-A Year In The Country

Amongst the often lysergic considerations of Shindig!, courtesy of Messrs Joe Banks, Andy Morton and Jon Mills:

For lovers of the sounds of nature, both violent and serene.”

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Amongst further sometimes also lysergic considerations at The Active Listener:

“...a compelling collection of complimentary pieces from a disparate band of artists… the beauty of this release is that even though the constituent parts are all very strong indeed and all worthy of mention, it’s as a whole that “A Quietened Village” impresses most, and it’s not just down to the music. AYITC’s releases are all meticulously packaged, with “A Quietened Village” proving to be no exception, its… editions boasting string-bound booklets, badges, stickers and all sorts of other goodies, not to mention carefully orchestrated visuals that perfectly accompany the music contained within.

Tip of the hat to Mr Nathan Ford and fellow travellers for their ongoing support. Thankyou kindly.

Via the scribings of Wire, wherein it may well be considered as “…post-hauntological folk” by Mr Dan Barrow.

…and via the reflections and wanderings of Mr Matthew Sedition.

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And finally, considerations of The Quietened Village courtesy of Mr Robin Tomens at Include Me Out – a place in the ether well worth a wander and an hour or two of your time indeed.

The Quietened Village is available at our Artifacts Shop our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and at Norman Records.
Normally ships in 7-14 days. Includes free UK postage.

 

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As an interconnected aside, the Night edition of The Quietened Village is once again a visitor at the Ghost Box Guest Shop. Back instock would be the technical phrase I do believe. Thankyou indeed to Mr Jim Jupp.

 

And as an actual final point…

 

 

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The Quietened Village – Duskfall Edition available for pre-order

Duskfall Edition. Limited to 104 copies. £13.00.
All black CDr album in fold out bound sleeve with inserts and badge.The Quietened Village-Duskfall Edition-front-A Year In The CountryAudiological Transmissions Artifact #2

Pre-order available today 18th May 2016. Release date 25th May 2016
Available at our Artifacts Shop our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and at Norman Records.
Includes free UK postage.

Audiological contents created by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, The Soulless Party, The Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neigbourhood, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith and David Colohan.

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Top of CDr.                                                            Bottom of CDr.

Further encasement details:

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

One insert is hand numbered, the badge is attached to the tag with removable glue.

The Quietened Village-prerelease note-A Year In The Country

Transmissions sent, received, transmitted:

The music conjures roofless walls holding spirits not populations, skeletal spires pointing accusative fingers skywards, submerged shadows reflecting in water, crumbled remains wreathing a cliff’s base…Folk Words

This evocative album offers a score for crumbled communities, abandoned villages and sunken spires, honoring history with quiet grace befitting its title.” Richard Allen, A Closer Listen

… impressively coherent. Its themes are tackled with sadness, hope and respect for the past, and will almost certainly supply prescient pointers for the future direction of nature, society and art. If the new epoch sounds like this, we may not be condemned after all.” Thomas Blake, Folk Radio UK

The album evokes a beautifully atmospheric pastoral reverie, and a ghostly sense of loss…” Belbury Parish Magazine, Ghost Box Records

 

 

Pre-order available today 18th May 2016. Release date 25th May 2016
Available at our Artifacts Shop our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and at Norman Records.
Includes free UK postage.

 

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Week #19/52: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #4/4a – Ocular Encasment And New Arrivals…

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File Under: Trails And Influences / Year 2 wanderings
Subsection: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #4/4a.
Subcategory #1: Ocular Encasement And Envoyment Recordings
Subcategory #2: Flickering Celluloid Tales Of Parish Tribulations

“Ah, good to see this particular disc wandering off the shelves. Something of a rarity in amongst the books and bindings on the subject.

“While you’re in the non-book encasement section of The Quietened Village’s venerable
Library Of Loss, you may well want to peruse the re-interpretations of Mr Wyndham’s work.

“I would recommend wandering back to 1960 indeed…

The Village Of The Damned poster-French-A Year In The Country-Martin Stephens

“If you wander over to the archival shelves, you may also find an interconnected intertwining. I would consider looking here:
Day #173/365: “Douglas I’m scared”; celluloid cuckoos and the village as anything but idyll…

“By the way, looking at your records, I see that the items you’ve borrowed are almost overdue. Would you like me to renew them?

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“Oh, I didn’t realise the time, almost the hour of closing.

“Yes, yes, must hurry, this evening the library shall be receiving a new set of explorations.

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“We will need to catalogue and shelve them before public display but I must say we are rather looking forward to seeing what arrives.

“We should be posting advance details in the library window rather soon…

“In the meantime, The Quietened Village audiological explorations can be found here.”

 

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Audiological Transmission #19​​/​​​​​​​52: The Quietened Village – Separations

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File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Audiological explorations by The Rowan Amber Mill.

Transmission sent, received, transmitted: Separations amongst the airwaves and ether emanations;

Freak Zone and BBC logo

At Mr Stuart Maconie’s Freak Zone (accompanied by considerations of Mr Stewart Lee’s curating), cordially transmitted by a very particular venerable broadcasting corporation.

Amongst wanderings through and via traditions at fROOTS Radio, courtesy of Mr Ian Anderson.

The Seance radio show-James Papademetrie-Pete Wiggs-A Year In The Country

At the gatherings of The Séance, courtesy of Messrs Papademetrie and Wiggs.

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Other considerations and transmissions of The Quietened Village:

In fine company via Test Transmission’s Archive Reels, courtesy of Mr Keith Seatman.

Amongst ongoing wanderings at Wyrd Daze, courtesy of Mr Leigh Wright / The Ephermeral Man.

Layered investigations at Folk Radio, courtesy of Messrs Blake and Gallacher.

 

The Quietened Village-Night Edition-A Year In The CountryAvailable in corporeal form on The Quietened Village at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

Also elsewhere in the ether at The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop and via the good folk of Norman Records.

Further details can be found and perused here.

 

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Week #18/52: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #3/4a – Light Catching Traces

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File Under: Trails And Influences / Year 2 wanderings
Subsection: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #3/7a
Additional Subsection: Light-Catchery Traces and Recordings

Something of a wandering amongst light-catchery from/of lost homesteads…

Along with Tyneham, Imber is a deserted village that was requisitioned for conflict training.

In the 1960s and 1970s houses were built there, intended for use during such preparations.

These houses have a very simplistic appearance and design and they have been described rather aptly by the authors of Uncommonly British Days Out as being like childrens’ drawings of a house.

Connected to that, what they also make me think of is the forbidding and rather unsettling child’s-drawing-come-to-life house featured in the 1988 film Paperhouse (see here around these parts and here elsewhere in the ether).

As a nice contrast to their utilitarianism, apparently there are still the remains of a bell ringing chart to be found on the walls of a local church.

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In the area of Holderness, a number of villages and homes have tumbled into the sea due to coastal erosion.

This is a very literal representation of the power of such things and how they can affect day-to-day life.

Having said which, the photograph above seems nearer to something you might find in a post-apocalyptic/dystopian science-fiction film than real life and put me in mind of say a defence agencies headquarters felled by marauding other worldly invaders or perhaps, in a Planet Of The Apes-esque manner, by our own hand.

It seems too solid, too substantial to have just, well, tumbled into the waves.

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There is something particularly evocative about the reappearance of submerged buildings from villages that were flooded in the building of say a reservoir when the water level falls…

…something almost mythical about the brief resurgence of these gently wraith like reminders of times, places and homes gone by, accompanied by a form of quiet resilience in the face of events.

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…and returning to Tyneham, above is a public telephone box from the village.

That this still exists beggars belief.

Also, its design seems to be from some impossible previous age – to conjure up images and thoughts of previous eras’ imagined bucolic countryside bliss.

…and in a belt and braces manner, considering what happened to the village, it has a “Closed” sign hanging inside.

I feel that a question mark or two in amongst an exclamation mark could well be appropriate around now.

A few pathways and signposts:
Imber village in the ether here.
Chimes once sounded here.
Holderness light-catchery here in the ether.
The departed returns
Public telephony of Tyneham from here in the ether.

The Quietened Village audiological explorations can be found here.

 

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Week #17/52: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #2/4a – Further Encasements And Bindings

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File Under: Trails And Influences / Year 2 wanderings
Subsection: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #2/4a
Additional Subsection #1: Light-Catchery Traces and Recordings
Additional Subsection #2:  Aerial Archaeology / Eidolonic Trace Recordings

Something about this particular corner of The Library Of Loss that I find intriguing are the covers of a number of the volumes that stand on the shelves there: they often present images of the village as a rural idyll, tilting towards past times through the use of paintings or illustrations.

Such representations could be taken to reflect a possible hankering after or wishing to restore this set of homesteads to their former standing and their inhabitants to hearth and home.

(It may well also in part be from their being no photographs of the villages when they were lived in (or indeed photography as a technique may not yet have existed or been in widespread use).

With the photographic covers, if only glanced at rather than closely inspected they might well be living, breathing villages or possibly merely isolated rural buildings.

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Even the upturned (I assume) conflict training vehicle pictured in one of the Tyneham related covers – see here – could be discarded farming equipment, such as wouldn’t look all that out of place in many rural parts, where many of such things are left to slowly fade away in the landscape and amongst the rolling hills…

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Another image of such volumes that I find intriguing is the one below.

I think this could well be filed under Aerial Archeology and it shows the remains of a once gathering of homesteads now as literally but lines in the land:

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The Quietened Village audiological explorations can be found here.

 

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Audiological Transmission #17​/​​​​​​52: The Quietened Village – Playground Ritual

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File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Explorations by Polypores from The Quietened Village.

The Quietened Village-17 of 52-Polypores-A Year In The Country-700Transmission sent, received, transmitted: Playground Ritual in fine company at You, The Night And The Music #169.

 

 

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The Quietened Village Released / Corporeal Wanderings Commence / Spectral Containment Invitee / Ghost Box Guest

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Well, the time has come for The Quietened Village to fly the nest and begin its corporeal (and sometimes zeros and ones) wander out into the world.

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether Victrola, the Ghost Box Guest Shop and Norman Records.

Spectral Containment Invitee…
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We are pleased to say that The Quietened Village is a visitor at the Ghost Box Guest Shop.

The album evokes a  beautifully atmospheric pastoral reverie, and a ghostly sense of loss…

Belbury Parish-The Quietened Village-A Year In The Country-site
…and is mentioned in amongst the pages of The Belbury Parish Magazine.

Tip of the hat to Mr Jupp and House for their support.

 

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It can also be found at Norman Records. Tip of the hat to all the good folk there also, in particular Messrs Anthony, Ian and Phil.

 

Preview The Quietened Village below:

 

Encasement Details Re-Transmission:

The Quietened Village-Night Edition-A Year In The CountryNight Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £25.00.
Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x badge pack and 2 x stickers.

 

The Quietened Village-Dawn Edition-A Year In The CountryDawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £12.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with inserts and badge.

 

 

Notes and Scribing:
The Quietened Village-Night Edition-back cover image
The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

Inspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.

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Audiological Contents Details:
1) At The Confluence Of The Mitta Mitta & Murray – David Colohan
2) Flying Over A Glassed Wedge – Howlround
3) The Drowning Of Mardale Green – The Straw Bear Band
4) Damnatorum – The Soulless Party
5) Playground Ritual – Polypores
6) Separations – The Rowan Amber Mill
7) Day Blink – Time Attendant
8) 47 Days and Fathoms Deep – A Year In The Country
9) Lost Villages Of Holderness – Sproatly Smith
10) Bunk Beds – Cosmic Neighbourhood

A further tip of the hat once more to all who have carried out and contributed audiological explorations and also to all those who have supported The Quietened Village, via scribing, transmissions, pecuniary interactions…

Available at our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether Victrola, the Ghost Box Records Guest Shop and Norman Records.

 

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Week #16/52: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #1/4a – (One corner of) A further library of loss…

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File Under: Trails And Influences / Year 2 wanderings
Subsection: The Quietened Village’s Library Of Loss; Volume #1/4a

Well, as you may well have seen or noticed, around these parts we were recently(ish) involved in undertaking a project that took the name The Quietened Village which is …a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times…

Or to (re)quote Folk Words, work that “…conjures roofless walls holding spirits not populations, skeletal spires pointing accusative fingers skywards, submerged shadows reflecting in water, crumbled remains wreathing a cliff’s base…”

All of which put me in mind of a collected library of loss which was previously gathered together around these parts in relation to the endeavours of Grey Frequency, whose work I said at the time tends to cause my mind to wander towards “…abandoned structures in the liminal areas where the edgelands meet rural landscapes…

Tyneham village-Rodney Legg-A Year In The CountryAll of which brings me to 50°37′23″N 2°10′08″W / 50.623°N 2.169°W / 50.623; -2.169 or to be precise the abandoned / ghost villageTyneham village.

Just before Christmas of 1943 Tyneham was commandeered by the military as it was to be used as part of firing range for training troops in the then near all-consuming conflagration.

The villagers of Tyneham were given 28 days to leave and were to never return, despite promises that they would one day be able to.

Apparently the last person to leave left this note on the church door:

“Please treat the church and houses with care; we have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly.”

Tyneham-A Tribute-Dr Andrew Norman-A Year In The CountryWhich I find just heartbreaking.

A respectful tip of the hat to those who lived there across the generations.

On which note, I feel there is but little more to say, apart from to position a signpost or two:

Tyneham’s not-so-bricks-and-mortar home in the ether today here and amongst the not-so-ink-and-paper pages of an encyclopedia here. Mr Keith Seatman’s wanderings around those parts at Found Objects here.

The Quietened Village audiological explorations can be found here.

 

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Audiological Transmission #16​/​​​​​​52: The Quietened Village – The Soulless Party – Damnatorum

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File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Explorations by The Soulless Party from The Quietened Village.

16 of 52-Damnatorum-The Soulless Party-The Quietened Village-A Year In The Country-700Transmission sent, received, transmitted: A Closer Listen

…a score for crumbled communities, abandoned villages and sunken spires, honoring history with quiet grace befitting its title…”

 

 

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Audiological Transmission #15​/​​​​​52: The Quietened Village – The Straw Bear Band – The Drowning Of Mardale Green

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File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Explorations by The Straw Bear Band from The Quietened Village.

015-The Straw Bear Band-The Drowning Of Mardale Green-Dom Cooper-The Quietened Village-A Year In The Country-700Transmission sent, received, transmitted #1: to be found amongst the wanderings, gatherings, scatterings and creations of Mr John Coulthart.

Visit such things here.

 

Transmission sent, received, transmitted #2: in fine company courtesy of Evening Of Light’s Cloudscape #61.

 

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The Quietened Village. Available for pre-order.

TQV-preorder photo-3 in a rowAudiological Transmissions Artifact #2

Available at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and in a transmission from the future manner: also to be available at The Ghost Box Records Guest Shop and Norman Records.

 

Audiological contents created by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, The Soulless Party, The Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neigbourhood, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith and David Colohan.

TQV-preorder photo-opened

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 badge pack and 2 x stickers.

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

 

Notes and Scribings:
The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

The Quietened Village-preorder-A Year In The CountryInspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.

The Quietened Village-preorder 2-A Year In The Country

Thankyou for your interest good sir and ladies and to all those who have contributed their explorations.

Further details also available for perusement around these parts here.

Available at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and in a transmission from the future manner: also to be available at The Ghost Box Guest Shop and Norman Records.

 

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Audiological Transmission #14​​/​​​​​52: The Quietened Village – Howlround – Flying Over A Glassed Wedge

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File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Explorations by Howlround from The Quietened Village.

At Howlround’s home in the ether here.

At Howlround’s chief tape engineer/Robin The Fog’s home in the ether here.

 

Howlround-Flying Over A Glassed Wedge-The Quietened Village-A Year In The Country-700Transmission sent, received, transmitted: A Closer Listen.

…tribute to lost locales and submerged villages, incorporating field recordings and folk trimmings along with a sweetly melancholic vibe…

 

 

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Audiological Transmission #13​/​​​​52: The Quietened Village – David Colohan – At The Confluence Of The Mitta Mitta & Murray

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File under: Year 2 – Audiological Transmissions

Explorations by Mr David Colohan from The Quietened Village.

 

a2628487896_10-1bTransmission sent, received, transmitted #1: Folk Words.

…conjures roofless walls holding spirits not populations, skeletal spires pointing accusative fingers skywards, submerged shadows reflecting in water, crumbled remains wreathing a cliff’s base…”

 

Transmission sent, received, transmitted #2: via the finely named The Crooked Button Radio Show.

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The Quietened Village album: Dawn and Night Editions – pre-order and release dates

Dawn Edition £12.00. Night Edition £25.00.
The Quitened Village-front of both editions-A Year In The Country
Audiological Transmissions Artifact #2

Available to pre-order on 11th April 2016 at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
Release date 25th April 2016.

In a transmission from the future manner: also to be available at The Ghost Box Guest Shop and Norman Records.

The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

Audiological contents created by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, The Soulless Party, The Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neigbourhood, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith and David Colohan.

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

 

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 badge pack and 2 x stickers.
The Quietened Village-Night Edition-front of box-A Year In The Country
The Quietened Village-Night Edition-A Year In The CountryThe Quietened Village-Night Edition-inner first page-lighter-A Year In The CountryThe Quietened Village-Night Edition-inner vellum and notes page-lighter-A Year In The Country

The Quietened Village-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 cottage 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.

 

Dawn Edition. Limited to 52 copies. £12.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with inserts and badge.
The Quietened Village-Dawn Edition-A Year In The Country
The Quietened Village-Dawn Edition-opened-A Year In The CountryThe Quietened Village-Dawn Edition-back-A Year In The Country
The Quietened Village-white-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:
The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

Inspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.

The Quietened Village-Night Edition-back cover image

Further Audiological Contents Details:
1) At The Confluence Of The Mitta Mitta & Murray – David Colohan
2) Flying Over A Glassed Wedge – Howlround
3) The Drowning Of Mardale Green – The Straw Bear Band
4) Damnatorum – The Soulless Party
5) Playground Ritual – Polypores
6) Separations – The Rowan Amber Mill
7) Day Blink – Time Attendant
8) 47 Days And Fathoms Deep – A Year In The Country
9) Lost Villages Of Holderness – Sproatly Smith
10) Bunk Beds – Cosmic Neighbourhood

Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

 

Available to pre-order on 11th April 2016 at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.
Release date 25th April 2016.

In a transmission from the future manner: also to be available at The Ghost Box Guest Shop and Norman Records.

 

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The Quietened Village. Coming soon indeed.

The Quietened Villiage-cover artwork-David Colohan-Howlround-Soulless Party-The Straw Bear Band-Polypores-Time Attendant-Cosmic Neighbourhoud-A Year In The Country copy

A study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times…

The Quietened Village-booklets-A Year In The Country The Quietened Village-boxes-A Year In The Country The Quietened Village-2-A Year In The Country

 

 

Audiological contributions by:
David Colohan (United Bible Studies/Agitated Radio Pilot)
Howlround
The Straw Bear Band (The Owl Service/Rif Mountain)
The Soulless Party (Tales From The Black Meadow)
Polypores
The Rowan Amber Mill (The Book Of The Lost)
Time Attendant
A Year In The Country
Sproatly Smith
Cosmic Neighbourhood

In a transmission from the future manner: available at our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether VictrolaThe Ghost Box Records Guest Shop and Norman Records.

 

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The Quietened Village. Coming soon.

…featuring David Colohan, Howlround, The Straw Bear Band, The Soulless Party, Polypores, The Rowan Amber Mill, Time Attendant, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith, Cosmic Neighbourhood…

In a transmission from the future manner: available at our Artifacts Shop, our Bandcamp Ether VictrolaThe Ghost Box Guest Shop and Norman Records.