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A Year In The Country – No More Unto The Dance pre-order and release dates

The CDs are now sold out but the album is available to download at our Bandcamp page, Amazon, The Tidal Store, 7digital etc and can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube etc.

Dawn Edition £12.00. Night Edition £25.00.
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Audiological Transmissions Artifact #5

Available to pre-order on 19th September 2016 at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola. Release date 3rd October 2016.

Two limited editions: Dawn fold-out and Night boxset.

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Notes and Scribings:
No More Unto The Dance is a reflection of nightlife memories and the search for the perfect transportative electronic beat; a collection of reverberations that have fragmented with the passing of time.

It is a document of life once lived in the very heart of metropolises, immersed in their subcultures: a time that was predicated in part by a passion for club culture, dancing, dressing up and related explorations carried out with the obsession, enjoyment and energy of youth.

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Much of that gradually (or sometimes not so gradually) faded away or took other pathways.

The world in which this recording was made does still come alive at night but it is more likely to be the nocturnal foraging and wanderings of wildlife rather than in a low-ceilinged basement lit by a strobe light.

The music presented here is the soundtrack to those basements, filtered through the looking glass of a life far removed from the bright lights and big city, the dressing up and dancing but a memory – a world far, far apart, almost that seems to belong only to the worn and aged pages of a faded, forgotten magazine.

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The journey it takes envisions a mixtape of memories and echoes of those pages, of 12”s bought because of the primal rush their electronics would bring on when listened to in a record shop, the lucky dip of unknown records bought hopefully from the racks of bargain basements, the more abstract/triphop beats to be found in intriguingly designed/obscure sleeves and to times lost in the seemingly endless dreams of a club; a time when the future burned with the brightness, optimism and idealism of youth.

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Memories and Echoes:
1) Dark days
2) Fractures
3) Plaintive Resonations
4) Future Dissolvation
5) Airborne At Five Minutes To Midnight
6) In The Midnight Sun
7) A Moment Of Optimism
8) The Experiment Ends
9) After The Dream
10) When Did It All Break?
11) A Revisiting Of Familiar Tropes
12) A Fanfare And A Last Hurrah

 

Available to pre-order on 19th September 2016 at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola. Release date 3rd October 2016.

 

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Audiological Transmission #32/​​​​​52​​: The Quietened Bunker – Crafty Mechanics

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Audiological exploration by Time Attendant from the album The Quietened Bunker.

The album is available via our Artifacts Shop, at our Bandcamp Ether Victrola and at Norman Records.

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Time Attendant’s “Crafty Mechanics” contains the elements of a club track, but is not for dancing; it’s what a club might sound like if all the machines wound down. 

 

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The Quietened Bunker – preorder and release dates

The Quietened Bunker-Night and Dawn Editions-front-A Year In The CountryThe CDs are now sold out but the album is available to download at our Bandcamp page, Amazon, The Tidal Store, 7digital etc and can be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, YouTube etc.

Pre-order 1st August 2016. Release date 15th August 2016.
Will be available via our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

 

Audiological Transmissions Artifact #4
The Quietened Bunker is an exploration of the abandoned and/or decommissioned Cold War installations which lie under the land and that would have acted as selectively populated refuges/control centres if the button was ever pushed; a study and reflection on these chimeric bulwarks and the faded but still present memory of associated Cold War dread, of which they are stalwart, mouldering symbols.

Audiological contents created by Keith Seatman, Grey Frequency, A Year In The Country, Panabrite, Polypores, Listening Center, Time Attendant, Unknown Heretic and David Colohan.

 

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, 4 x sticker pack & landscape format sticker.
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Dawn Edition. Limited to 104 copies. £12.00.
Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with inserts and badge.The Quietened Bunker-Dawn Edition-front-A Year In The CountryThe-Quietened-Bunker-Dawn-Edition-opened-A-Year-In-The-Country-1

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