Ben and Rob from epic45 have soundtracked a brand new point and click adventure game from the guys at Digi-Chain. The tracks featured in the game have come from the epic45 archives and have never been released before now. The game, Tim Timmins : Cool Quest, was produced by Paul Banks (who has provided videos for epic45 tracks ‘England Fallen Over’ and ‘Daylight Ghosts’) along with his brother, Stuart – both close friends of W&W .
Albums by Wayside & Woodland artists can now be purchased at Ikon Shop, Birmingham’s only independent art bookshop. We’ve selected a range of releases including epic45’s latest release Weathered, My Autumn Empire’s The Village Compass and P.Manasseh’s ANA. All available at a ‘nice price’.
As mentioned recently, My Autumn Empire will launch their new album II at Ikon on Friday 20 April, with support from E.L. Heath and P.Manasseh.
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.
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.
More information on the companion volume to epic45’s Weathering 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.
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A teaser of the forthcoming 4 track 10″ EP on Monopsone which features 3 brand new tracks and a cover of the Tears For Fears song ‘Ideas As Opiates’.
Fragment is a series of 6 records released on vinyl 10″ only (including code to download mp3s) in very limited edition by the French label monopsone. This collection will be devoted to a handful of bands that monopsone particularly like.
Tracklisting is :
A1 : Defeat
A2 : Monument
B1 : Skeletons
B2 : Ideas As Opiates
Head over to Pitchfork to read an oral history of pioneering and influential band Disco Inferno, which features quotes from Ben from epic45, as well as Richard Adams of HOOD, Geoff Travis and the band themselves.
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.