Kelvedon Hatch

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    Field Recordings for Kelvedon Hatch printed CD-r in hand drawn outer sleeve and printed card inner
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    'Advising the Householder on Protection Against Nuclear Attack' reproduction government guide book
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For the third Spaceship album proper Mark S. Williamson has created a single 49 minute work exploring Britain’s Cold War past (or an alternative post-nuclear future). Misfiring guitar loops and drones fried by radioactive static ebb and flow over a tape-hiss drenched aural journey around a disused nuclear bunker. Automatic systems fire off safety advice to a fall out scarred population whilst the facility’s public address system pages long departed officers. Doors creak and teletype machines clatter, as hollow footsteps trace the path through the last retreat for the government of a blackened nation.

"The readings on the scanner show few signs of life, but maybe,
just maybe he can see a pattern behind the background
radioactive static. Leaving the hinterland of the ruined city he
begins to cross the rolling hills of a once green and pleasant
countryside. He wonders how this land must once have looked,
trees in full leaf as water ebbed and flowed in ephemeral streams.
If only they’d had ethics.
A couple of hours pass as he traverses the desolation. Presently
he arrives at the remains of a small house, even in it its
tumbledown state something seems slightly skewed, forced. The
patterns in the static become more pronounced. Prostrate on the
hill behind the house lies a fallen radio mast.
Exploring the rubble reveals a thick steel blast door, buckled and
off its hinges, and beyond a tunnel leads into the hill behind.
The readings on the scanner are showing definite patterns
now, either someone is alive down there, or, more likely, ancient
automated systems are still firing off warnings, a little too late for
the scattering of bones at tunnel entrance; a scattering that,
judging by the shape of skull and pelvis was once a man.
Stepping over the disarticulated skeleton he checks his oxygen
supply, fires up the lighthouse bulb torch and slowly descends
into the tunnel."

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released July 1, 2013

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