Homemade Hydrophone

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Waterfall Recording at The Spring, Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire

Mixing for new Avrocar EP

Yesterday, Steve and Perry (from Birmingham legends Avrocar) joined Ben and Rob in the studio to mix and master their latest release – rumoured to be a vinyl only EP for a Belgium based label. Always a pleasure to work with these guys and this collection of tracks is stunning.

Avrocar also features Antony Harding of July Skies.

epic45’s Weathered now on Bandcamp

Earlier this month Weathered received a limited advance release via Norman Records, our favourite independent retailer. It’s now available on our Bandcamp store for £6. Expect to see it in shops any time now.

The companion volume to epic45’s Weathering album (Sunday Times Album of the Week, July 2011) sees the Staffordshire duo invite labelmates and contemporaries to literally weather the recordings they made for that record.

Contributing artists include The Remote Viewer, The Gentleman Losers, Fieldhead, E.L. Heath, Jasper TX and Sarah Kemp of Lanterns on the Lake/ The Declining Winter.

Photos: Wayside & Woodland at Union Chapel

Union Chapel was an incredible setting to debut songs from the forthcoming My Autumn Empire album II and for sets by E.L. Heath and P.Manasseh. Thanks to all those who came along, and to Daylight Music for having us.

If you weren’t able to make it, we officially launch II this Friday at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, surrounded by the wonderful work of walking artist Hamish Fulton. 7.30PM start, £5 on the door – all attendees will receive a free download of II on release.

P.Manasseh

E.L. Heath

My Autumn Empire

You can stream the Those Mountains DJ set on Mixcloud, here.

Preorder epic45’s Weathered + Stream ‘Leaving Traces’



Weathered
is the companion volume to epic45’s Weathering album (Sunday Times Album of the Week, July 2011). It sees the Staffordshire duo invite labelmates and contemporaries to literally weather the recordings they made for that record. Weathered will be released on Friday 6 April via Norman Records, with a digital release from Wayside & Woodland’s online shop to follow shortly after. It will be available from other retailers later in April.

Preorder Digipack CD from Norman Records

What if a song recorded today could be lost like a photograph, only to be rediscovered years later? Dusty and forgotten for years, warped, faded and torn. Like an old ‘78 discovered in an attic, its history as a physical object indelibly marked and inseparable from the original recording. 

Contributing artists to Weathered include The Remote Viewer, The Gentleman Losers, Fieldhead, E.L. Heath, Jasper TX and Sarah Kemp of Lanterns on the Lake/ The Declining Winter.

Stream opener Leaving Traces now:

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‘Leaving Traces’ originally appears as a fragment of ‘People Say This Place Is Slowly Dying’ on Weathering. It features violin by Sarah Kemp.