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.
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.