A re-release of epic45’s ‘may your heart be the map’ will be available for the first time on vinyl in June 2017 to mark it’s 10th Anniversary.
epic45 will also be playing live at London’s Union Chapel on 10th June see here for more info
‘may your heart be the map’ stands out as a marked departure from a more edgy-experimental-ambient sound, as witnessed on ‘Drakelow’ (2006) and ‘England Fallen Over’ (2005), and sees epic45 concentrate on something more bucolic and innocent, as described by Jude Rogers in 2007 for Word Magazine “Their ghostly, fingerpicked guitars, sampled found sounds, memories of shoegazery and dusty electronica conjured up old British films – and gave the Black Country it’s very own Boards of Canada”.
This anniversary reissue is presented as a deluxe heavy-weight gate-fold edition, with printed inner sleeves featuring new artwork and mini-essays by long-time supporters; journalist Rob Fitzpatrick (formerly Word Magazine) and cult American Novelist Scott Heim (We Disappear, In Awe and Mysterious Skin, the latter being adapted to screen by Gregg Araki), whom both share personal insights for their love of ‘may your heart be the map’.
This weekend saw the release of Pylon Reveries by Charles Vaughan, the keen eyed will note this album has been in the works for a good few years.
The album is presented on CD, with an accompanying cassette tape of exclusive works you’ll not hear anywhere else.
The release is an exclusive to the Wayside & Woodland store, you won’t hear this online anytime soon.
“From an early age, I had a fascination with pylons. The public information films of my childhood did little to quell this creeping sense of unease. Over the years, this preoccupation has informed my work, inspiring many pieces of music. Some of it found its way onto the ‘Substation Index’ release, a mini CDr I left at any substation I came across on my travels. It was free, you just had to find it.
This collection was harvested from the many tapes and hard drives that have been slowly filling up over the years. I hope it makes some sense.” – Charles Vaughan
In the early hours of this morning, we received a fax from musician/explorer Charles Vaughan offering explanation as to the delay in releasing Pylon Reveries, one of the many collections of music from Charles’ private tape archive. We feel this only thickens the mystery. Message reads:
*Reason for delay: master tapes damaged by damp (difficult to avoid down here). Have been drying them out in an abandoned glass house, nearby. Been there a good while now, should hopefully be dry now. Will forward as soon as possible*
This video was meant to be published a while back. Stay tuned for further announcements.
Happy Halloween! By complete coincidence we’re premiering this video from My Autumn Empire. Made by the much talented Callum Scott-Dyson – Check it out! Only one week till the release of ‘Dreams of Death and Other Favourites’
November 6th sees the release of the fourth My Autumn Empire album entitled ‘Dreams of Death and Other Favourites’
A darkly beautiful collection of songs, about childhood nightmares as well as the haunted and dislocated experience of returning to the place where you grew up.
Available as Vinyl (limited), CD and Digital + Special Collectors Edition. Keep eyes and ears open for more info, video and sounds.
Daylight Music: Wayside and Woodland Recordings Label Showcase
Field Harmonics + Benjamin Thomas Holton + Component#4
Union Chapel, London // Saturday 20 June
The music kicks off at noon and entry is free – find out more about Daylight Music here.
After a slight delay, heres the link to purchase the limited tape edition of the new Field Harmonics single ‘Girls’, backed with their cover of the Low song ‘Words’ on the b-side. Comes on ‘Jellybean Green’ cassette tape, in black card Bradpak sleeve with stickered front. Also contains a download card for ‘Girls’/’Words’ and HD download of the video for ‘Girls’, directed by Angela Slater.
Includes free Field Harmonics sticker.
+STRICTLY LIMITED TO 30+
‘Girls’ b/w ‘Words’
Please note : Will ship W/C 22nd June 2015.
Really excited to finally be able to share the video for the latest Field Harmonics single, ‘Girls’, shot by Chris Keenan and directed by Angela Slater. The video was shot entirely in Birmingham, UK over two days in April 2015.
You can purchase the single digitally here :
There will be news of a very limited tape edition by the end of the week…have a great Bank Holiday everyone.