We have carefully curated a compilation of unheard and unreleased material featuring label favourites; epic45, My Autumn Empire, Field Harmonics, EL Heath and Component#4 and joining the label for a release or two in the coming year; The Arm (a midlands noise trio active in the early 00s), Oliver Cherer (Dollboy), They Go Boom!! (90s indie-popsters) and Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel founder member & Locust).
All artists on featured on this compilation created the music from the comfort of their own homes, with as much emphasis on experimentation as there is on having the ‘right’ equipment; making do with what is in front of them and crafting unique sounds. It’s about carving beauty from limitation and experience, then sonically painting scenes from memory with hopefully resonating results.
‘A Wayside and Woodland Compilation: Bedrooms, Fields & Houses’ will be available for free with purchases of new releases.
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
1. epic45 – Defeat 02:22
2. Field Harmonics – Walls 05:25
3. My Autumn Empire – All In My Head 03:35
4. Charles Vaughan – One Shadow 03:52
5. E.L. Heath – Dandelion Clocks 02:20
6. Component#4 – Before She Left (Uneasy Lover) 03:17
7. Surfacing – Hypocalypse (Frankenhausen version) 03:27
8. July Skies – British Summer Time 04:44
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.
epic45’s Steps To Further Winter // Information // Digital download
My Autumn Empire’s MAEII // Information // Digital download // CD still available
Charles Vaughan’s Documenting The Decay // Information // Digital download
Charles Vaughan’s Haunted Woodland Volume Three // Information // Digital download
P. Manasseh’s Ana // Information // Digital download // CD still available
Its no real secret that here at Wayside and Woodland the Leeds based HOOD are one of our favourite bands – ever. In collaboration with the excellent French online music blog Autres Direction (as part of a retrospective series of articles on the band entitled ‘This Is It, Forever / Hood 1990 – 2005) members of W&W were invited to record a selection of covers of HOOD songs. Whilst initially seeming like quite a daunting task, people worked swiftly and the final results were great.
This 5 track HOOD covers EP can be downloaded here and features exclusive reinterpretations from My Autumn Empire, The Toy Library, E.L Heath, Arc Vel and Part Timer.
01> My Autumn Empire “The Weight”
02> EL Heath “Norfolk”
03> Arc Vel “You Show No Emotion At All”
04> The Toy Library “The Field Is Cut”
05> Part Timer “Years First Storm”
As an accompaniment to these covers, Benjamin Holton (epic45 // My Autumn Empire) wrote an article that discusses his first experience of HOOD’s music and the lasting effect and influence they have had on him over the years.
That can be read here : I Can’t Find My Brittle Youth by Benjamin Holton.
There are also other writings by staff at Autres Directions, Philip Buckle (Teamforest) and interviews with Richard Adams (HOOD).
We were very proud to be part of this retrospective – hope you enjoy the words and music…and big thanks to everyone involved, and Jerome for asking us…
…and thanks HOOD!
Exclusive My Autumn Empire and The Toy Library tracks appear on the new 4 cd compilation set recently released on Oxide Tones. All profits from this release will be going to the Red Cross towards Japan earthquake/tsunami relief work.
You can buy the album and stream the tracks here.
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/28770513″ params=”show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=000000″ width=”100%” height=”81″ ]The Toy Library – Fallen Down
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/28770532″ params=”show_comments=true&auto_play=false&color=000000″ width=”100%” height=”81″ ] My Autumn Empire – Fume and Fern