Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels

by A Year In The Country

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    White/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with inserts and badge. Hand-finished and custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink by A Year In The Country.

    Includes free UK shipping.

    1) Custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.
    2) Housed in fold-out, textured, recycled sleeve.
    3) Includes 25mm/1″ badge, secured with removable glue on a tag which is string bound to the sleeve.
    4) Back of one insert is signed and hand numbered.
    5) CD is white on top, black on playable side.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    All black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with inserts (back of one insert is hand signed and numbered).

    Hand-finished and custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink by A Year In The Country.

    Limited edition of 52. Includes free UK shipping.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x badge pack, 2 x stickers, 1 x invidividual print.

    Includes free UK shipping.

    1) Booklet/cover art/artwork custom printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

    2) Contained in a matchbox style sliding two-part rigid matt card box with cover print.

    3) Fully black CDr (black on top, black on playable side).

    4) Black string bound booklet: 12 pages (6 sides printed);
    Printed on textured fine art cottage rag paper, heavy card and semi-transparent vellum.
    Hand signed and numbered on the reverse.

    5) 4 x badge set, contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.

    6) 2 x vinyl style stickers.

    7) Each box contains a different Airwaves artwork print, printed on textured fine art cottage rag paper. Hand signed and numbered on the reverse.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Hand-finished cassette set contains: album on white cassette with inserts, download card/sticker/vellum print in lined envelope.

    Includes free UK shipping.

    1) Printed using archival Giclée pigment ink by A Year In The Country.
    2) Download code for the album plus Ocular Accompaniment artwork and Notes & Scribings for each track.
    3) Inserts and download card are double-side printed.
    4) Back of one of the inserts is hand signed and numbered.

    Please note: the style of the envelope may vary.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Notes and Scribings:

A study of the tales told/required to be told by the sentinels/senders that stand atop the land; a gathering of scattered signals plucked from the ether, cryptograms that wander amongst the airwaves, fading, tired and garbled messages which have journeyed from nearby or who knows where…

The Airwaves set of audiological constructs are an exploration that begins with and via silent but ever chattering broadcast towers; their transmissions and sometimes secrets – the songs they weave from their own particular language and emanations.

These stilled, quietly brooding sentinels/senders are part of a network of threads, both corporeal and those less tangible, carrying on their shoulders the weight and responsibilities of passing forward those innumerable stories; of joy, day-to-day life, institutional watchfulness, our entertainments or in conclusion harbingers of storms sent from our own hands.

Airwaves harvests, weaves with and recasts the transmissions found amongst the gossamer strands of that network, intertwining these with and through the medium of cathodic reverberations/mechanisms while also taking ministrations from the wellsprings and flows of an otherly pastoralism, travelling through and amongst the brambled flipside of an Arcadian idyll and the subcultural undergrowth of the wald.

The resulting work, though drawn in part from the beauty and bounty of the landscape wherein these sentinels stand, seems to often summon unbidden some sense of loss, of the ghosts and fractures of a landscape and psyche that still contains the echoes and fragments of cold conflicts and end of days once planned for by national behemoths and those who stood beside them.


Airwaves: Songs From The Sentinels at our main home in the ether:
ayearinthecountry.co.uk/audiogical-transmissions-artifact-1-airwaves-songs-sirens-cd-released-dawn-day-dusk-night-editions/

credits

released January 20, 2016

Audiological construction by A Year In The Country.

Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

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“Spectral sounds made for wandering the moors [while] radio waves permeate the fog-cloaked air… interference, plain piano song, shimmering electronics, remote listening and shadowy melodies make for an elegant & sinister experience…” Include Me Out

“The [album ends with the] finale of ‘For My Gentle Scattering’, a heart-rending and epic symphony of strings, chilly drones and wintry beauty. And then there is silence, the transmission has ended; yet this album leaves behind a sense of wonder and mood that lasts for long afterwards.” Grey Malkin (Widow’s Weeds / The Hare And The Moon), The Active Listener

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A Year In The Country UK

The A Year In The Country project is a set of year-long journeys through spectral fields - explorations of an otherly pastoralism, the outer reaches of folk culture & the spectres of hauntology.

As a project it has included a website featuring writing, artwork & music which stems from that otherly pastoral/spectral hauntological intertwining, alongside a growing number of book & album releases.
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