The Quietened Journey

by A Year In The Country

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

    1) Custom printed using archival giclée pigment ink.
    2) Includes metal badge, secured with removable glue on string bound tag.
    3) 1 x folded sheet of accompanying notes, printed on textured laid paper, hand numbered on back.

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    Hand-finished boxset contains: album on all black CD, 2 x sheets of accompanying notes, 1 x print, 4 x stickers and 4 x badges.

    1) Cover, notes and prints 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 CD (black on top, black on playable side).
    4) 2 x folded sheets of accompanying notes, printed on textured laid paper - one sheet hand numbered on back.
    5) 2 x smaller badges, 2 x larger badges.
    6) 1 x smaller round sticker, 2 x larger round stickers, 1 x landscape sticker.

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

The album is an exploration of abandoned and former railways, railway stations and roads; a reflection on them as locations filled with the history, ghosts and spectres of once busy vibrant times - the journeys taken via them, the stories of the lives of those who travelled, built and worked on them.

Nature is slowly reclaiming, or has already reclaimed, much of this infrastructure, with these testaments to industry and “the age of the train” being often left to quietly crumble and decay.

The Quietened Journey is both a celebration and a lament for these now faded links across the land, of the grand dreams and determination which created them and their layered histories that - as these asphalt ribbons, steel lines and stone built roads once prominently were - are threaded throughout the twentieth century and even back to Roman times.

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released December 6, 2019

Artwork/packaging design and fabrication by AYITC Ocular Signals Department

Artifact #14a
Library Reference Number: AYITC14TQJ

Released by A Year In The Country
www.ayearinthecountry.co.uk


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"The Quietened Journey reflects with both mourn and celebration on these derelict and decaying memorials to a lost age... The assembled cast provide a perfect sonic journey documenting these empty spaces and decaying echoes of what once was, between the haunting and the nostalgic, all aspects, shadows and memories are uncovered, discovered and recalled anew..." Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience

"The likes of Field Lines Cartographer and Grey Frequency evoke heartbraking radiophonic dreams of overgrown sidings and crumbling platforms, and Pulselovers' 'Woodford Halse To Fenny Compton In Five Minutes' contrives to make a hypnotic, krautrock synth anthem the perfect celebration of pre-Beeching steam travel. Joyous." Bob Fischer, Electronic Sound

"...exploring what’s left behind, the rusted and overgrown lines that vanish into the distance, the abandoned stations and buildings that pop up out of nowhere, the ghostly commuters who wait on empty platforms, they’re all here, across ten tracks that occasionally namecheck the relics they are visiting, but are just as likely to close their eyes and not even think of checking the map reference... As always, a wealth of contributors ensure that each journey is very different to the last…" Dave Thompson, Goldmine

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A Year In The Country UK

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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