For the next interpretation of quiet details we have one of the modern masters of atmospheric, enveloping soundscapes, Mark Burford as Field Lines Cartographer.
Glass-mastered CD with custom six-panel digipack on heavy recycled stock, special long-form version and separate art print. EU orders ship from within the EU to help our European friends.
Digital download with individual tracks (included with CD).
With a history of incredible albums and live shows, it’s an honour to present Mark’s take on the idea - a mix of beautiful synthesised textures and delicate field recordings.
He has an endless talent for building deep and evolving pieces, full of melody and modulating washes of ambience that are as captivating as they are hypnotising. The tracks flow perfectly into each other, taking the listener on an emotive trip through a series of wide-open spaces - truly music to close your eyes and get lost in, revealing more layers on every listen.
Mark made all the field recordings on the isle of Anglesey - these sounds are a huge part of the album and fill it with a sense of being a part of that legendary place - he puts his feelings about it in the notes below, describing it far better that I could here.
Created on a range of analogue and digital synths and effects, combined with the location audio, Mark draws out an astonishing sound palette in his own unique way - there’s nobody quite like him and it’s such a pleasure to share this wonderful album with you.
For artwork, we chose a base of blues and green to represent the natural spaces many of the sounds originate from - the sea, skies and landscapes of Anglesey - we hope this feeling comes across and it evokes imagination of what it may have been like at that time. Made in-house with paper-making, natural dyes, mixed media, collage and analogue photography.
Huge thanks Mark for the music and being a part of the series.
From Field Lines Cartographer:
A sonic exploration of place and time: past, present and future, using synthesisers and field recordings.
Equipment used : LA67 Mort's Barge - Buchla 100 Series clone small modular system Buchla 208C Easel Command synthesiser Elektron Syntakt synthesiser FX pedals from Chase Bliss and Eventide Field recordings from the isle of Anglesey, summer 2022, using a Tascam DR-40 portable recorder
Many thanks to Alex for the invitation and the idea.
Special thanks to the beautiful isle of Anglesey - your wonderful landscapes, people, myths and legends. I hope I captured some of your magic.
Love to my family, friends and everyone who continues to support my music Heddwch a chariad
So yeah, hope you love Field Lines Cartographer's album as much as I do, thanks for all your support and more soon!