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a transect of shackleton knoll

by spaceship



Originally released by wiaiwya as part of the 2018 '7 at 77' series, with all proceeds going to Médecins Sans Frontières.

CD version available here: wiaiwya.bandcamp.com/album/a-transect-of-shackleton-knoll

"I wanted to create a piece along the route from Lumb Hole to Blake Dean, two popular and beautiful spots in adjacent river valleys. The route took me past a ruined farmhouse marked 'Coppy' on the map, a collapsed shooting butt on Shackleton Knoll itself, what appeared to be an overgrown Victorian landscaped waterfall valley, a section of woodland river and finally to the stone supports that once held up the railway which moved the stone for local reservoir construction.

I could not complete the recordings all at once so, over a period of four evenings and one morning, I would start at Lumb Hole and venture a little further to my recording location, before returning. On the Thursday I walked the entire distance to Blake Dean and back, a round trip of a coincidental 7.7km.

The sections of the piece reflect the atmosphere of the locations. All the parts were recorded in the field using an iPad, a midi keyboard, a blue tooth speaker and a portable multi-track recorder."

Art by Maxim Peter Griffin


released July 13, 2018


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Forged River Recordings Todmorden, UK

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