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From The Furthest Signals takes as its initial reference points films, television and radio programs that have been in part or completely lost or wiped during a period in history before archiving and replication of such work had gained today’s technological and practical ease.
Curiously, such television and radio broadcasts may not be fully lost to the wider universe as they can travel or leak out into space and so may actually still exist far from their original points of transmission and places of creation, possibly in degraded, fractured form and/or mixed amongst other stellar noises and signals.
The explorations of From The Furthest Signals are soundtracks imagined and filtered through the white noise of space and time; reflections on those lost tales and the way they can become reimagined via hazy memories and history, of the myths that begin to surround such discarded, lost to view or vanished cultural artefacts.
From The Furthest Signals 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 takes 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.
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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
“…a beautifully curated and packaged collection of tracks… The Restless Field is something quite special, a concept album that shows its references but lets you do the thinking. We Are Cult highly recommend spending a little time in the long grass with it.”
We Are Cult
"A skillfully weighted blend of of dark folklore and synthesised experimentation, 'Fractures' is a bit special." Electronic Sound
"The album evokes a beautifully atmospheric pastoral reverie and a ghostly sense of loss…" Jim Jupp, Ghost Box Records
"…another exquisitely packaged affair… murky and ominous as befits the guiding thematic: places that are spectrally imprinted with past conflicts and struggles... a conceptual compilation of excellently eerie electronic music"
Simon Reynolds, author of Retromania and Energy Flash
"...part feverish dream, part incidental music for a folk-horror movie... another excellent snapshot of current experimental music, showing the coexistence of darkness, strangeness, and profound beauty." Bliss Aquamarine
"…spectral sounds made for wandering the moors... interference, plain piano song, shimmering electronics, remote listening & shadowy melodies make for an elegant & sinister experience." Include Me Out
"...beautifully packaged collection of Midwich Cuckoo ghost-folk - a haunting edgelands lament for piano, cor anglais & rustling pages." Mojo
"For lovers of the sounds of nature, both violent and serene... A thought provoking and involving listen..." Shindig!