Label: 4th Ward Private Press
英国はグラスゴーにて設立された新たな実験レーベル4th Ward Private Press。その第一弾として2022年11月にリリースされた、本国にて活動する音楽家From A Harbour Softly DrawnとAndrew WildのスプリットLP。 とにかく両者共に非常に質の高いイメージを作り上げており、Andrew Wildは一切のエフェクト処理を加えていないフィールドレコーディング及び物音の生々しいコラージュミックスを、From A Harbour Softly Drawnはギターとモジュラーの持続音を縒り合わせた美麗レイヤーを披露。マスタリングはTaylor Deupree。
⤳ Pressed on 180gm heavy weight black vinyl
⤳ 320gsm full-colour printed card outer sleeve
⤳ Poly-lined black inner sleeve
⤳ Mastered for vinyl by Taylor Duepree
⤳ Limited to 100 copies
From A Harbour Softly Drawn & Andrew Wild, is the inaugural release from newly established Glasgow-based experimental label, 4th Ward Private Press.
As much as the works herein superficially pull in different sonic directions within minimalist composition, both share a macro/micro concern, fluidly shifting focus between expansive, spacious composition and granular, material detail.
From A Harbour Softly Drawn is a new project from Scottish musician Fraser McGowan. Expanding upon McGowan’s explorations of textural, slowly evolving ambience under the Caught In The Wake Forever moniker, as developed through releases on the Archives, Dronarivm & Fluid Audio labels, Blank Spots is a warm, meditative mix of drifting synthesizers, abstracted guitars and flickering modular electronics. A salve for those early mornings and heady nights, Blank Spots provides eighteen minutes of zoned-out, blanketed bliss.
The flip side of this split 12” presents a new sound-based work from West Yorkshire-based artist, and curator of the Crow Versus Crow label, Andrew Wild. Produced in correlation to Wild’s visual artwork, TEKEL (Seven Sisters) is a collage-like composition of field recordings and non-instrumental improvisations recorded using a Zoom H2 hand-held recorder, taken in Sowerby Bridge (West Yorkshire), Rochdale (Greater Manchester) and Reykjavik (Iceland) between 2016 and 2018. Cut and spliced together without any processing, effects or sonic treatment, TEKEL (Seven Sisters) is a delicately layered, tactile work of scenic vignettes, that explores ideas of Place and aesthetic response to Matter.
From A Harbour Softly Drawn & Andrew Wild is released as a limited-edition of 100 vinyl records and digital download. The vinyl edition is pressed on 180 gram 12” black vinyl, held in a black poly-lined sleeve, and housed in a 320gsm full-colour printed card sleeve, featuring photography by Andrew Wild. This release was mastered for vinyl by Taylor Deupree.