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
Field Harmonics + Component#4 + Charles Vaughan plus DJs
at Centrala, Digbeth, Birmingham
on Friday 15th May 2015
£2 OTD (with a free download card upon entry)
Doors at 8pm.
Field Harmonics will be launching their latest single, ‘Girls’, at a special evening being hosted by the fine folks down at Centrala in Digbeth.
The night will also be the first opportunity to see the video for the single, directed by Angela Slater.
Also playing will be Component#4 with a live drummer, as well as the mysterious Charles Vaughan.
Blue Coat, the first single from the new My Autumn Empire album The Visitation is now available to purchase from the Wayside & Woodland Bandcamp page. For your money you get four beautiful remixes from Seamajesty, E L Heath, Charles Vaughan and Field Harmonics, each putting their own unique spin on the original song. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get a copy of the video for Blue Coat, directed by Benjamin Holton and Mark Cartwright.
It will also be available digitally from iTunes, Amazon etc. within the coming week.
The music video for the single premieres over on God Is In The TV today, alongside an interview with Benjamin.
Brand new for spring 2013, an 8-track sampler from Wayside and Woodland is now available for streaming and free download. The compilation features exclusive tracks from My Autumn Empire, July Skies and other W&W favourites. Just click on the artwork below to go to our Bandcamp store.
W&W Spring 2013 Free download compilation | April 2013
We are pleased to announce a big update to the Wayside & Woodland Bandcamp store, with lots of music now available for stream and download for the very first time.
Kicking things off there’s epic45’s Steps To Further Winter collection, originally sold as a limited edition CDR on the band’s European tour in the autumn of 2009, featuring lost gems and remixes by Isan and Simon Scott.
Then we have MAEII, the second album by My Autumn Empire — aka Ben Holton of epic45 — a classic break-up record stuffed full of guitars, pop melodies and ELO-influenced retro-futurism.
Meanwhile the Documenting The Decay and Haunted Woodland Volume Three albums by the mysterious cloaked figure of epic45 contributor Charles Vaughan are just waiting to be downloaded — ideal if you’re in the mood for the melancholy of faded soundscapes and post-war optimism, with a dash of William Basinski.
Not forgetting, either, P. Manasseh’s delicious album Ana, a quietly understated masterpiece of field recordings, drifting tones and shimmering ambience likely to be of major interest to fans of Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros.
All these W&W releases are available on the W&W Bandcamp store right now, so check the links below for information, streams and downloads.
Happy Halloween folks! Just letting you know that Charles Vaughan’s contribution to the Haunted Woodland series is now available to pre-order through Norman Records. It’s the final instalment and strictly limited to 50, so move fast people.
The third and final instalment of Wayside & Woodland’s ‘Haunted Woodland’ series finds Charles Vaughan plotting an aural journey along the ancient Monks Walk in the Staffordshire countryside. Musically it’s a reflection of the fevered and lucid dreams experienced following a visit to the site more than 3 years ago (an event which led to the creation of this series). Locals remain tight lipped as to the history of the area but a few have spoken of ritualistic activity and pre-Christian practices having been common there at various times in history. Charles, known by many to be a strict rationalist and sceptic, nonetheless found himself ‘haunted’ by the place, producing this work almost as if to rid himself of the memories and feelings evoked by his time there. An exorcism…?
Weatheredis the companion volume to epic45’sWeathering 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.
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.
More information on the companion volume to epic45’sWeathering on Monday, including a streamed track. Weathered features reworkings by friends and labelmates, including E.L. Heath, Jasper TX, The Gentlemen Losers and Fieldhead, as well as an exclusive new track.
Documenting the Decay, the debut solo album by mysterious epic45 collaborator Charles Vaughan, is featured in the best of 2011 roundup by acclaimed music journalist Simon Reynolds, author of Retromania and Rip It Up And Start Again. The album rubs shoulders with artists like Oneohtrix Point Never, Tim Hecker and Moon Wiring Club.
Charles Vaughan and epic45 were also mentioned by Reynolds earlier last year, in an article on hauntology for Wired.
Charles was unavailable for comment, but we’re sure he’s chuffed.