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The Marks Upon The Land / The Dark Chamber EP – Preorder And Release Dates: Artifact Report #1/52a

The CD is now sold out but is available to download at our Bandcamp page.

The book is available at Amazon UKAmazon US,  Amazon Australia and their other worldwide sites.

Pre-order 6th February 2017. Released 6th March 2017.

The Marks Upon The Land is a 60 page book which collects all 104 images which were created during the first spin-around-the-sun of A Year In The Country.

It is accompanied by a 4-track audiological explorations on CD: The Dark Chamber EP by A Year In The Country.

Also included is a free cassette and download copy of the Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels 12 track album by A Year In The Country.

The images in the book are part of A Year In The Country’s explorations of an otherly pastoralism, a wandering amongst subculture that draws from the undergrowth of the land – the patterns beneath the plough, pylons and amongst the edgelands.

Those wanderings take in the beauty and escape of rural pastures, intertwined with a search for expressions of an underlying unsettledness to the bucolic countryside dream.

The Marks Upon The Land takes inspiration from and channels the outer reaches of folk culture and the layered spectralities of what has come to be known as hauntology, alongside memories of childhood countryside idylls spent under the shadow of Cold War end of days paranoia and amongst the dreamscapes of dystopic science fiction tales.


The Marks Upon The Land will be available at our Artifacts Shop and our Bandcamp Ether Victrola.

There will also be a standalone version of the book available without the CDs, cassette & download at various Amazon UK and international sites, including: UKUSAFranceGermanySpain etc.

Plus the standalone book is also available from Createspace (where it ships from the US).


Intertwined wanderings around these parts:
Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels can be viewed/previewed here and here.

All 104 images from The Marks Upon The Land can be viewed at Gallery: Year 1.

Day #230/365: “Beyond the last places, the blanks on the map”; signposts to and from a deserted village


(File Under: Encasments / Artifacts – Artifact #1a)


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