Black​-​Veined White

by Hand of Stabs

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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.
    ships out within 14 days
    edition of 52 

      £11.95 GBP or more 

     

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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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.

credits

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

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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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