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The Quietened Bunker: Audio Visual Archive 9/52

“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.” (Quoted from text which accompanied the album.)

It includes work by Keith Seatman, Grey Frequency, A Year In The Country, Panabrite, Polypores, Listening Center, Time Attendant, Unknown Heretic and David Colohan

“…the drifting drones of ‘Drakelow Tunnels’ is music for ghosts. Created by Grey Frequency the track is stark and beautiful, you can almost see the figures that endlessly walk the abandoned corridors, lost souls frozen in time.” (Quoted from a review at Terrascope.)

 

Elsewhere at A Year In The Country:

  1. The Quietened Bunker – Night and Dawn editions released
  2. Week #30/52: The Quietened Bunker Archives #1; A Lovely Day Out / Not Your Average Des Res
  3. Week #31/52: The Quietened Bunker Archives #2; Songs For The Bunker – The Once Was Ascendance Of Apocalyptic Pop
  4. Week #32/52: Bunker Archives #3: Wargames, Hollywood phantoms and phantasms and the only winning move is not to play
  5. Week #33/52: Bunker Archives #4; Paul Virilio’s Bunker Archaeology and accidental utilitarian art
  6. Audiological Transmission #29/​​​​52​​: The Quietened Bunker – Lower Level Clock Room
  7. Audiological Transmission #30​/​​​​​52​​: The Quietened Bunker – Drakelow Tunnels
  8. Audiological Transmission #31/​​​​52​​: The Quietened Bunker – Aggregates II
  9. Audiological Transmission #32/​​​​​52​​: The Quietened Bunker – Crafty Mechanics
  10. Audiological Transmission #33​/​​​​​​52​​: The Quietened Bunker – Waiting For The Blazing Skies
  11. Audiological Transmission #50​/​52: The Quietened Bunker – Comms: Seen Through The Grey / Revisitation #4a
  12. The Quietened Bunker – A Gathering Of Transmissions
  13. The Quietened Bunker – A Timely Gathering Of Transmissions
  14. The Quietened Bunker, Waiting for the End of the World, Subterranea Britannica, Bunker Archaeology and The Delaware Road – Ghosts, Havens and Curious Repurposings Beneath our Feet: Chapter 17 Book Images

 

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