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
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’
– Remastered double vinyl in gatefold sleeve
– A personal ‘thank you’ in the accompanying insert
– Signed artwork print
– Download card with access to full remastered album plus outtakes and exclusive unreleased material from the time.…all for just £20 (plus P&P)*
This week marks the official release of the Monument EP by epic45. The full details and video for this collection are included in the previous news update, but here are the various physical and digital purchase links. If you purchase our digital version via Bandcamp, you will receive a HQ MP4 of the video for Monument, directed by Ben Lankester – for free.
Limited CD :
More news later this week on the forthcoming My Autumn Empire album, gigs and more…
Originally released as a limited 10” vinyl on French label Monopsone as the Fragments EP, this collection saw epic45 stripping away the layers of processed sound and instrumentation that characterised their last album ‘Weathering’, revealing the bare bones of their sound. Sparse, resonant drum loops frame a bed of warm synths, chiming electric guitar and clear vocals, making these four tracks the most direct the duo have sounded yet.
In addition to the three original songs, the EP includes an inventive cover of the Tears For Fears song ‘Ideas As Opiates’ from their album The Hurting. Musically, throughout there are echoes of Talk Talk, The Montgolfier Bros, Depeche Mode, The Durutti Column and Robert Wyatt. This new version now features two new tracks: a beautiful remix by the electro minimalists ISAN and a collaborative re-working of the track ‘Monument’ featuring Ian Crause of the legendary and influential ‘post-rock’ band, Disco Inferno.
Limited Edition 6 track CD EP in jewel case packaging will be released and shipped on Monday 3rd February 2014.
The digital version will be released on the same day via our Bandcamp page and the usual online retailers.
Limited to 500 copies worldwide.
*Pre-orders will ship on 03/02/14
We are also launching the EP along with a visually stunning video for the lead track by Ben Lankester, who previously produced amazing videos for epic45 songs ‘Summers First Breath‘ and ‘Ghosts on Tape‘. A massive thank you to everyone involved in this shoot, the end result was beyond what we could have imagined.
Director: Ben Lankester
DP: Matt Shaw
Focus Puller/1st AC: Mike Linforth
Steadicam: Doug Walshe
2nd AC: Henry Keep
Dancer: Rosie Terry
Costume Designer: Silja Manninen
Editor: Ben Lankester
Grade: James Tillett
As an extra thank you from Wayside and Woodland, we are offering a 10% discount on all releases in our online shop** until Xmas.
Simply use the code XMAS13 at the checkout for redeem the discount.
(**excluding epic45 – Monument ep)
Have a fantastic Xmas and New Year from all the team here at W&W, and thanks for all the support in 2013….much more to come next year!
Photos from the epic45 gig in Toulon, France on 22/11/13. Images taken by Sunflowers Kollektiv. Special thanks to all the folks at the Rockorma Festival.
We’re very pleased to announce that the dedicated Wayside & Woodland Recordings online shop is now open. It’s the place to buy W&W CD and vinyl releases, including epic45, My Autumn Empire, Field Harmonics, EL Heath and more.
The list of items now for sale features epic45 vinyl rereleases and the Fragments #3 10″ EP rarity, the brand new Field Harmonics album Walls, My Autumn Empire’s The Village Compass and MAEII bundled together at a bargain price, plus a host of other W&W goodies.
The shop is set up via the popular Limited Run service, which is being used by an increasingly large number of indie labels and artists to sell their work direct to fans. You can pay with confidence and convenience by credit card or Paypal, with shipping available anywhere in the world. Just click the link below to browse and buy.
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.
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