The Quietened Village

by A Year In The Country

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    The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

    Audiological Contents created by Howlround, Time Attendant, The Straw Bear Band, Polypores, Rowan Amber Mill, Cosmic Neigbourhood, The Soulless Party, A Year In The Country, Sproatly Smith, David Colohan and Richard Moult.

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    Hand-finished and custom printed using archival giclée pigment ink by A Year In The Country.

    One insert is hand numbered, the badge is attached to the tag with removable glue.


    Further Notes and Scribings:
    The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

    Inspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

    Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

    Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.

    Further details:
    ayearinthecountry.co.uk/quietened-village-album-dawn-night-editions/


    Further Audiological Contents Details:
    1) At The Confluence Of The Mitta Mitta & Murray - David Colohan
    2) Flying Over A Glassed Wedge - Howlround
    3) The Drowning Of Mardale Green - The Straw Bear Band
    4) Damnatorum - The Soulless Party
    5) Playground Ritual - Polypores
    6) Quopeveil - Richard Moult
    7) Separations - Rowan Amber Mill
    8) Day Blink - Time Attendant
    9) 47 Days and Fathoms Deep - A Year In The Country
    10) Lost Villages Of Holderness - Sproatly Smith
    11) Bunk Beds - Cosmic Neighbourhood

    Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

    Audiological Transmissions Artifact #2.


    Transmissions sent, received, transmitted:

    "The music conjures roofless walls holding spirits not populations, skeletal spires pointing accusative fingers skywards, submerged shadows reflecting in water, crumbled remains wreathing a cliff’s base..." Folk Words

    "This evocative album offers a score for crumbled communities, abandoned villages and sunken spires, honoring history with quiet grace befitting its title." Richard Allen, A Closer Listen

    "... impressively coherent. Its themes are tackled with sadness, hope and respect for the past, and will almost certainly supply prescient pointers for the future direction of nature, society and art. If the new epoch sounds like this, we may not be condemned after all." Thomas Blake, Folk Radio UK

    “The album evokes a beautifully atmospheric pastoral reverie, and a ghostly sense of loss…” Jim Jupp, Ghost Box Records

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

    Limited edition of 52. 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.



    Further Notes and Scribings:
    The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

    Inspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

    Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

    Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.

    Further details:
    ayearinthecountry.co.uk/quietened-village-album-dawn-night-editions/


    Further Audiological Contents Details:
    1) At The Confluence Of The Mitta Mitta & Murray - David Colohan
    2) Flying Over A Glassed Wedge - Howlround
    3) The Drowning Of Mardale Green - The Straw Bear Band
    4) Damnatorum - The Soulless Party
    5) Playground Ritual - Polypores
    6) Quopeveil - Richard Moult
    7) Separations - Rowan Amber Mill
    8) Day Blink - Time Attendant
    9) 47 Days and Fathoms Deep - A Year In The Country
    10) Lost Villages Of Holderness - Sproatly Smith
    11) Bunk Beds - Cosmic Neighbourhood

    Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

    Audiological Transmissions Artifact #2.

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

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  • Dawn Edition in fold-out sleeve.
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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

    Limited edition of 52. 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.


    Further Notes and Scribings:
    The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

    Inspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

    Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

    Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.

    Further details:
    ayearinthecountry.co.uk/quietened-village-album-dawn-night-editions/


    Further Audiological Contents Details:
    1) At The Confluence Of The Mitta Mitta & Murray - David Colohan
    2) Flying Over A Glassed Wedge - Howlround
    3) The Drowning Of Mardale Green - The Straw Bear Band
    4) Damnatorum - The Soulless Party
    5) Playground Ritual - Polypores
    6) Quopeveil - Richard Moult
    7) Separations - Rowan Amber Mill
    8) Day Blink - Time Attendant
    9) 47 Days and Fathoms Deep - A Year In The Country
    10) Lost Villages Of Holderness - Sproatly Smith
    11) Bunk Beds - Cosmic Neighbourhood

    Artwork and packaging design by AYITC Ocular Signals Department.

    Audiological Transmissions Artifact #2.

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

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The Quietened Village is a study of and reflection on the lost, disappeared and once were homes and hamlets that have wandered off the maps or that have become shells of their former lives and times.

Inspired in part by images of sections of abandoned, submerged villages and the spires of their places of worship re-appearing from the surfaces of reservoirs and lakes, alongside thoughts of dwellings that have succumbed to the natural erosion of the coastline and have slowly tumbled into the sea.

Some of the once were and lost villages which were seedlings for this body of work still stand but their populations are no more, those who lived there evicted at short notice and never to return so that their homes and hearths could be used as training grounds for those who would fight during great conflicts between nations.

Such points of reference have been intertwined with possibly more bodeful reasons for this stilling and ending; thoughts of Midwich Cuckoos-esque fictions or dystopic tales told and transmitted in times gone by and imagined/re-imagined in amongst the strands of The Quietened Village.


Transmissions sent, received, transmitted:

"The music conjures roofless walls holding spirits not populations, skeletal spires pointing accusative fingers skywards, submerged shadows reflecting in water, crumbled remains wreathing a cliff’s base..." Folk Words

"This evocative album offers a score for crumbled communities, abandoned villages and sunken spires, honoring history with quiet grace befitting its title." Richard Allen, A Closer Listen

"... impressively coherent. Its themes are tackled with sadness, hope and respect for the past, and will almost certainly supply prescient pointers for the future direction of nature, society and art. If the new epoch sounds like this, we may not be condemned after all." Thomas Blake, Folk Radio UK

“The album evokes a beautifully atmospheric pastoral reverie, and a ghostly sense of loss…” Jim Jupp, Ghost Box Records

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released April 25, 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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