Black​-​Veined White

by Hand of Stabs

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    Limited to 52 copies.

    Hand-finished all black CDr in matt recycled sleeve with insert.

    Custom printed/hand-finished by A Year In The Country using archival Giclée pigment ink.

    Back of the insert is hand numbered.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Black-Veined White via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Limited to 52 copies.

    White/black CDr album in white textured recycled fold out sleeve with insert and badge.

    Custom printed and hand-finished by A Year In The Country.

    Printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

    Includes 25mm/1" badge, secured with removable glue on a tag which is string bound to the sleeve.

    Back of the insert is hand numbered.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Black-Veined White via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    White/black CDr album in 10 page string bound booklet packaging.

    Limited to 52 copies.


    Day Edition Details:

    1) Booklet artwork printed using archival Giclée pigment ink.

    2) Wrapped in wax sealed, hand stamped black tissue paper.

    3) White/black CDr (white on top, black on playable side).

    4) Jute string bound 14.4cm x 13.2cm booklet:
    a) Hand signed by Hand of Stabs, hand numbered.
    b) Hand bone creased cover.
    c) 10 pages (5 sides printed);
    d) Contains 4 images, one credits/image page.
    e) Front and rear covers are printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper.
    f) Two inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
    g) One inner sheet is printed on semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.

    5) CDr held in protective fleece-lined sleeve.


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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 18 page string bound booklet, 4x25mm badge set & waterproof sticker.

    Limited edition of 52.


    Night Edition details:

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

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

    3) Printed box cover print.

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

    5) Black string bound 12.8cm x 12.8cm booklet:
    a) Hand signed by Hand of Stabs, hand numbered.
    b) Hand bone creased cover.
    c) 18 pages (9 sides printed).
    d) Contains 8 images, one credits page.
    e) Front and rear covers are printed on 310gsm textured fine art cotton rag paper.
    f) Three inner sheets are printed on 245gsm paper.
    g) Three inner sheets are printed on semi-transparent 110gsm vellum paper.

    6) 4 x 25mm/1″ badge set contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.

    7) Waterproof vinyl style 9.5 x 6.6cm sticker.


    Free UK shipping.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Black-Veined White via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    ships out within 14 days
    edition of 52 

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Preview here:
soundcloud.com/ayearinthecountry/hand-of-stabs-black-veined soundcloud.com/ayearinthecountry/hand-of-stab-black-veined "Black-Veined White takes as its starting point the eponymous butterfly which was last seen in the UK in Rochester, the area in which HoS live, work and explore, in the 1920s...

...it utilises precise textual descriptions of the Black-Veined White by L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz alongside poetry that considers these 'air wraiths' by Giles Watson, to create a journey whereby Hand of Stab's hidden drones and textures create a form of (non-electronic) electronica played on and summoned from the land and soil, a journey which captures and summons the spirit of these winged creatures that have now departed from our shores.

Black-Veined White and the work of Hand of Stabs is a very particular, otherly form of cultural exploration and inquiry whereby the aggressive transgression of the likes of COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and early Einstürzende Neubauten has evolved and spread deeply foraging roots to create work that is more pastoral in its themes but still very far from the centre of things." (AYITC)



Hand of Stabs, from the South East of England, are a three-man collective who’s work draws inspiration from their exploration of local, often forbidden, landmarks. They create improvised sound pieces which can be simultaneously uplifting, difficult and intense using both traditional and homebuilt instruments.

Sharing a love of the history and sacred past of Medway Towns and surrounding countryside, and inspired by regular, often night-time walks through these spaces, they are creating a series of soundworks evoking and celebrating their essence.

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released August 26, 2014

HoS personnel: 
electric guitar, cello: captain rex standish 
percussion, tenor recorder, mandocaster: james worse 
velophone, electronics, bugle: jocelyn von bergdorff 
voice: Kyra La Rubia (De Coninck)

www.soundcloud.com/stabhand text used with kind permission: 
Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2008 onwards. 
British insects: butterflies. Version: 29th December 2011.
www.delta-intkey.com/britin/pap/www/aporia.htm  &: 
Black-Veined White (Aporia cratœgi) 
(Poem by Giles Watson, 2014.)
www.delta-intkey.com/angio/poems.htm Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.


Additional photography by Stuart Ody of the New Brompton Postcard Co., James Worse and Sara Norling.

www.cargocollective.com/saranorling www.flickr.com/photos/nbp-co Released by A Year In The Country.

Artifact #34/52 and 47/52:
Audiological Research and Pathways; Case #2

www.ayearinthecountry.co.uk

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A Year In The Country UK

A Year In The Country is a set of year long journeys; explorations of an otherly pastoralism, a wandering amongst subculture that draws from the undergrowth of the land–the patterns beneath the plough, pylons & amongst the edge lands.

Wanderings through the beauty & escape of rural pastures, intertwined with a search for expressions of an underlying unsettledness to the bucolic countryside dream.
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