Fractures

by A Year In The Country

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

    Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.

    Audiological contents created by Circle/Temple, Sproatly Smith, Keith Seatman, Polypores, The Listening Center, The British Space Group, The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg, Time Attendant, The Rowan Amber Mill, A Year In The Country and David Colohan.

    Limited to 104 copies. Includes free UK shipping. Normally ships in 7-14 days.

    Also available at:
    The Ghost Box Guest Shop; ghostbox.greedbag.com/dept/~ghost-box-guests/
    Norman Records; www.normanrecords.com/records/159867-various-fractures-
    The A Year In The Country Artifacts Shop: ayearinthecountry.co.uk/shop/
    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.


    Further Notes and Scribings:
    Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.

    As a reaction to such, this was a possible high water mark of folk rock, psych/acid folk and an accompanying yearning to return to an imagined pastoral idyll.

    Looking back, culture, television broadcasts and film from this time often seem imbued with a strange, otherly grittyness; to capture a sense of dissolution in relation to what was to become post-industrial Western culture and ways of living.

    Such transmissions and signals viewed now can seem to belong to a time far removed and distant from our own; the past not just as a foreign country but almost as a parallel universe that is difficult to imagine as once being our own lands and world.

    Selected initial reference points and signals: Delia Derbyshire leaving The BBC/The Radiophonic Workshop and reflecting later that around then “the world went out of time with itself”. Electricity blackouts in the UK and the three day week declared. The Wickerman released. The Changes recorded but remained unreleased. The Unofficial Countryside published. The Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water released.

    ayearinthecountry.co.uk/fractures-night-dawn-editions-pre-order/
    Further Audiological Contents Details:
    1) The Osmic Projectors/Vapors of Valtorr - Circle/Temple
    2) The Land Of Green Ginger - Sproatly Smith
    3) Seeing The Invisible - Keith Seatman
    4) Triangular Shift - The Listening Center
    5) An Unearthly Decade - The British Space Group
    6) A Fracture In The Forest - The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg
    7) Elastic Refraction - Time Attendant
    8) Ratio (Sequence) - The Rowan Amber Mill
    9) The Perfect Place For An Accident - Polypores
    10) A Candle For Christmas/311219733 - A Year In The Country
    11) Eldfell - David Colohan

    Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

    Audiological Transmissions Artifact #3

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x badge pack and 2 x stickers.

    Limited to 104 copies. Includes free UK shipping. Normally ships in 7-14 days.

    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 cottage rag paper, heavy card and semi-transparent vellum.
    Hand 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) Print on textured fine art cotton rag paper; numbered on the reverse, selected from one of 7 designs.


    Also available at:
    The Ghost Box Guest Shop; ghostbox.greedbag.com/dept/~ghost-box-guests/
    Norman Records; www.normanrecords.com/records/159867-various-fractures-
    The A Year In The Country Artifacts Shop: ayearinthecountry.co.uk/shop/
    Further Notes and Scribings:
    Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.

    As a reaction to such, this was a possible high water mark of folk rock, psych/acid folk and an accompanying yearning to return to an imagined pastoral idyll.

    Looking back, culture, television broadcasts and film from this time often seem imbued with a strange, otherly grittyness; to capture a sense of dissolution in relation to what was to become post-industrial Western culture and ways of living.

    Such transmissions and signals viewed now can seem to belong to a time far removed and distant from our own; the past not just as a foreign country but almost as a parallel universe that is difficult to imagine as once being our own lands and world.

    Selected initial reference points and signals: Delia Derbyshire leaving The BBC/The Radiophonic Workshop and reflecting later that around then “the world went out of time with itself”. Electricity blackouts in the UK and the three day week declared. The Wickerman released. The Changes recorded but remained unreleased. The Unofficial Countryside published. The Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water released.

    ayearinthecountry.co.uk/fractures-night-dawn-editions-pre-order/
    Further Audiological Contents Details:
    1) The Osmic Projectors/Vapors of Valtorr - Circle/Temple
    2) The Land Of Green Ginger - Sproatly Smith
    3) Seeing The Invisible - Keith Seatman
    4) Triangular Shift - The Listening Center
    5) An Unearthly Decade - The British Space Group
    6) A Fracture In The Forest - The Hare And The Moon ft Alaska/Michael Begg
    7) Elastic Refraction - Time Attendant
    8) Ratio (Sequence) - The Rowan Amber Mill
    9) The Perfect Place For An Accident - Polypores
    10) A Candle For Christmas/311219733 - A Year In The Country
    11) Eldfell - David Colohan

    Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

    Audiological Transmissions Artifact #3

    Includes unlimited streaming of Fractures via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 14 days
    edition of 104 

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Release date 13th June 2016.

Notes and Scribings:
Fractures is a gathering of studies and explorations that take as their starting point the year 1973; a time when there appeared to be a schism in the fabric of things, a period of political, social, economic and industrial turmoil, when 1960s utopian ideals seemed to corrupt and turn inwards.

As a reaction to such, this was a possible high water mark of the experimentations of psych/acid folk, expressions of eldritch undertones in the land via what has become known in part as folk horror and an accompanying yearning to return to an imagined pastoral idyll.

Looking back, culture, television broadcasts and film from this time often seem imbued with a strange, otherly grittyness; to capture a sense of dissolution in relation to what was to become post-industrial Western culture and ways of living.

Such transmissions and signals viewed now can seem to belong to a time far removed and distant from our own; the past not just as a foreign country but almost as a parallel universe that is difficult to imagine as once being our own lands and world.

Fractures is a reflection on reverberations from those disquieted times, taking as its initial reference points a selected number of conspicuous junctures and signifiers: Delia Derbyshire leaving The BBC/The Radiophonic Workshop and reflecting later that around then “the world went out of time with itself”. Electricity blackouts in the UK and the three day week declared. The Wickerman released. The Changes recorded but remained unreleased. The Unofficial Countryside published. The Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water released.


Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

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released June 13, 2016

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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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