No More Unto The Dance

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.

    The album plays as one continuous 40 minute piece, which is made up of 12 tracks. Preview individual tracks via the Music tab and at:
    www.soundcloud.com/ayearinthecountry/sets/no-more-unto-the-dance
    Limited edition of 104. Includes free UK shipping. Normally ships in 7-14 days.

    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.

    Also available at our Artifacts Shop: www.ayearinthecountry.co.uk/shop
    No More Unto The Dance is a reflection of nightlife memories and the search for the perfect transportative electronic beat; a collection of reverberations that have fragmented with the passing of time.

    It is a document of life once lived in the very heart of metropolises, immersed in their subcultures: a time that was predicated in part by a passion for club culture, dancing, dressing up and related explorations carried out with the obsession, enjoyment and energy of youth.

    Much of that gradually (or sometimes not so gradually) faded away or took other pathways.

    The world in which this recording was made does still come alive at night but it is more likely to be the nocturnal foraging and wanderings of wildlife rather than in a low-ceilinged basement lit by a strobe light.

    The music presented here is the soundtrack to those basements, filtered through the looking glass of a life far removed from the bright lights and big city, the dressing up and dancing but a memory - a world far, far apart, almost that seems to belong only to the worn and aged pages of a faded, forgotten magazine.

    The journey it takes envisions a mixtape of memories and echoes of those pages, of 12”s bought because of the primal rush their electronics would bring on when listened to in a record shop, the lucky dip of unknown records bought hopefully from the racks of bargain basements, the more abstract/triphop beats to be found in intriguingly designed/obscure sleeves and to times lost in the seemingly endless dreams of a club; a time when the future burned with the brightness, optimism and idealism of youth.

    More details here:
    ayearinthecountry.co.uk/year-country-unto-dance-night-dawn-editions-released/

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    Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CDr, 12 page string bound booklet, 4 x badge pack, 5 x stickers, 1 x makeup mirror, one-off unique print.

    Limited edition of 52. Includes free UK shipping. Normally ships in 7-14 days.

    The album plays as one continuous 40 minute piece, which is made up of 12 tracks. Preview individual tracks via the Music tab and at:
    www.soundcloud.com/ayearinthecountry/sets/no-more-unto-the-dance
    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 signed and numbered on the reverse.
    5) 4 x badge set, contained in a see-through polythene bag with a folded card header.
    6) 5 x vinyl style stickers.
    7) 1 x makeup mirror.
    8) 1 x one-off unique print, hand signed and numbered on the reverse. Printed on textured fine art cotton rag paper.

    Also available at our Artifacts Shop: www.ayearinthecountry.co.uk/shop
    Notes and Scribings:
    No More Unto The Dance is a reflection of nightlife memories and the search for the perfect transportative electronic beat; a collection of reverberations that have fragmented with the passing of time.

    It is a document of life once lived in the very heart of metropolises, immersed in their subcultures: a time that was predicated in part by a passion for club culture, dancing, dressing up and related explorations carried out with the obsession, enjoyment and energy of youth.

    Much of that gradually (or sometimes not so gradually) faded away or took other pathways.

    The world in which this recording was made does still come alive at night but it is more likely to be the nocturnal foraging and wanderings of wildlife rather than in a low-ceilinged basement lit by a strobe light.

    The music presented here is the soundtrack to those basements, filtered through the looking glass of a life far removed from the bright lights and big city, the dressing up and dancing but a memory - a world far, far apart, almost that seems to belong only to the worn and aged pages of a faded, forgotten magazine.

    The journey it takes envisions a mixtape of memories and echoes of those pages, of 12”s bought because of the primal rush their electronics would bring on when listened to in a record shop, the lucky dip of unknown records bought hopefully from the racks of bargain basements, the more abstract/triphop beats to be found in intriguingly designed/obscure sleeves and to times lost in the seemingly endless dreams of a club; a time when the future burned with the brightness, optimism and idealism of youth.

    More details here:
    ayearinthecountry.co.uk/year-country-unto-dance-night-dawn-editions-released/

    Includes unlimited streaming of No More Unto The Dance via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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The album plays as one continuous 40 minute piece, which is made up of 12 tracks. Preview individual tracks via the Music tab and at:
www.soundcloud.com/ayearinthecountry/sets/no-more-unto-the-dance 1) Dark days. 00:00.
2) Fractures. 03:16.
3) Plaintive Resonations. 06:06.
4) Future Dissolvation. 09:41.
5) Airborne At Five Minutes To Midnight. 13:13.
6) In The Midnight Sun. 15:52.
7) A Moment Of Optimism. 18:41.
8) The Experiment Ends. 23:20.
9) After The Dream. 27:06.
10) When Did It All Break? 32:21.
11) A Revisiting Of Familiar Tropes. 35:52.
12) A Fanfare And A Last Hurrah. 38:31.


No More Unto The Dance is a reflection of nightlife memories and the search for the perfect transportative electronic beat; a collection of reverberations that have fragmented with the passing of time.

It is a document of life once lived in the very heart of metropolises, immersed in their subcultures: a time that was predicated in part by a passion for club culture, dancing, dressing up and related explorations carried out with the obsession, enjoyment and energy of youth.

Much of that gradually (or sometimes not so gradually) faded away or took other pathways.

The world in which this recording was made does still come alive at night but it is more likely to be the nocturnal foraging and wanderings of wildlife rather than in a low-ceilinged basement lit by a strobe light.

The music presented here is the soundtrack to those basements, filtered through the looking glass of a life far removed from the bright lights and big city, the dressing up and dancing but a memory - a world far, far apart, almost that seems to belong only to the worn and aged pages of a faded, forgotten magazine.

The journey it takes envisions a mixtape of memories and echoes of those pages, of 12”s bought because of the primal rush their electronics would bring on when listened to in a record shop, the lucky dip of unknown records bought hopefully from the racks of bargain basements, the more abstract/triphop beats to be found in intriguingly designed/obscure sleeves and to times lost in the seemingly endless dreams of a club; a time when the future burned with the brightness, optimism and idealism of youth.


Artwork/packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

Audiological Transmissions Artifact #5
Library Reference Numbers: ATA005N / ATA005D


More details here:
www.ayearinthecountry.co.uk/year-country-unto-dance-night-dawn-editions-released/ "A taking by the hand journey down dimly lit back alleys into signless word of mouth back rooms and basements where inside sounds come wired to the hive mind pulse of the underground, a place where Add N to X ghost lights prickle with ominous intent amid a palette populated by LFO trancetones, motoric murmurs, psychotronic disturbias, radiophonic echoes, kosmick pulsars, serene ambient flurries and soundscapes siren calling futureworld dystopias."
Mark Barton / The Sunday Experience:
www.marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/no-more-unto-the-dance/ “…never loses sight of the beat, the heartbeat that every great club has (or had), that gave every one its own sense of purpose and desire, be it a prohibition speakeasy or a chill-out room in a rural barn... Such imaginings are haunting, layering one another with emotional imagery that cannot help but lead the ghosts onto the floor, a disco queen here, a rave scene there, the scent of northern soul, the smell of teen spirit. By the time it’s over, you feel as though you’ve been dancing all night; by the time you’ve recovered, you want to do it again.”
Dave Thompson in his Spincycle section at Goldmine Magazine:
www.goldminemag.com/blogs/spin-cycle-blogs/reviews-van-der-graaf-generator-rob-clarke-wooltones-year-country-anthony-phillips-brinsley-schwarz-oodles-interviews 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. These... compilations 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

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released October 3, 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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