All The Merry Year Round

by A Year In The Country

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with inserts and badge.

    Limited to 104 copies. Free UK shipping.

    Further encasement details:
    1) Custom printed using archival giclée pigment ink.
    2) Includes 25mm/1″ badge, secured with removable glue on string bound tag.
    3) Back of one insert hand numbered and signed.

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

    Artifact #6a / Library Reference Number: A011ATMYRD

    Includes unlimited streaming of All The Merry Year Round via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x badge pack, 1 x large badge, 4 x stickers, 1 x print.

    Limited to 104 copies. Free UK shipping.

    Further encasement details:
    1) Booklet/cover art 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 cotton rag paper, heavy card and semi-transparent vellum.
    Hand numbered and signed on the reverse.
    5) 4 x badge set, contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.
    6) 1 x large badge.
    7) 2 x square sticker and 2 x round vinyl style sticker.
    8) Print on textured fine art cotton rag paper. Hand numbered and signed on the reverse.

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

    Library Reference Number: A011ATMYRN

    Includes unlimited streaming of All The Merry Year Round via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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about

All The Merry Year Round is an exploration of an alternative or otherly calendar that considers how traditional folklore and its tales now sit alongside and sometimes intertwine with cultural or media based folklore; stories we discover, treasure, are informed and inspired by but which are found, transmitted and passed down via television, film and technology rather than through local history and the ritual celebrations of the more longstanding folkloric calendar.

However, just as with their forebears there is a ritualistic nature to these modern-day reveries whereby communal or solitary seances are undertaken when stepping into such tales via flickering darkened rooms lit by screens, although their enclosed nature is in contrast to more public traditional folklore rituals.

Accompanying which with the passing of time some televisual and cinematic stories continue or begin to resonate as they gain new layers of meaning and myth; cultural folklore that has come to express and explore an otherly Albion, becoming a flipside to traditional folklore tales and sharing with them a rootwork that is deeply embedded in the land.

In amongst All The Merry Year Round can be found wanderings down such interwoven pathways, travelling alongside straw bear and cathode ray summonings alike.

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released November 28, 2017

Artwork/encasment design and fabrication by
AYITC Ocular Signals Department

Artifact #6a / Library Reference Numbers: A011ATMYRN / A011ATMYRD

Released by A Year In The Country. More details at:
ayearinthecountry.co.uk/artifact-report-4852a-merry-year-round-released/


All The Merry Year Round is released as part of the A Year In The Country project, which via the posts on its website and music releases has carried out a set of year long explorations of an otherly pastoralism; the undercurrents and flipside of bucolic dreams, the further reaches of folk music and culture, work that draws inspiration from the hidden and underlying tales of the land and where such things meet and intertwine with the lost futures, spectral histories and parallel worlds of what has come to be known as hauntology.

The album is sent out into the world in two different hand-crafted Night and Dawn editions, produced using archival giclée pigment inks; presenting and encasing their journey in amongst tinderboxes, string bound booklets and accompanying ephemera.



On previous A Year In The Country releases:

"A Year In The Country quietly go about their business releasing beautifully packaged music that is influenced by folk, electronica, drone as well as by landscape, time and place... each have themes running through them, tying the music together and seemingly telling a story as they unfold." Terrascope

"…one imagines such editions being buried in time capsules or cemented in stone walls for future generations to mull over: sedimentary layers of history..." A Closer Listen

"...a response to British folk traditions that acknowledges the history without seeming beholden to it." John Coulthart, Feuilleton

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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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