Placement : Collected Locations
A collection of rarities, one offs and compilation tracks that were recorded between September 2008 and July 2010.
The very first track we recorded specifically for releasing as a download came about at short notice, when the fledgling 'Mz*umf' net-label approached us for a contribution to it's debut compilation album. Due to a short deadline, we had no time to arrange a session (our preferred means of working) and as we were reluctant just to re-direct something, it was decided an alternative means of writing had to be found.
Fortunately over time, we'd gathered together quite a bit of experimental and unresolved material, so it was decided we'd employ sections of this for use as 'surrogate performance', completing the pieces in isolation, but reacting to the recordings as if played in real time, with our customary manipulations and improvised playing.
In the event, the first track took shape very quickly, with everything realized within an hour. The pre-records were processed 'on the fly' and the added information, including a take of 'studio furniture', committed to the recorder in single passes. Soon 33 On The Evening Tide was chugging and creaking it's way out across the studio floor and away down the wires...
1. Summer Bathers In A Sky Blue Pool
Produced specifically for the 'Collected Locations' album, July 10
2. 33 On The Evening Tide
Produced for the Mu'zmf Records virtual compilation 'Birth', Sept 08
3. If On A Winter's Night
Produced for posting to the Placement Myspace site, Christmas 08
4. Between Announcements
Produced for the Time Theory Records virtual compilation 'Falter', Dec 08
5. At Dusk, In Gardens Of Araby
Produced for the Central Station 'Mandolin Game', Oct 09
6. Flicker Fish
Reworked from a previously unused original, Christmas 09
7. The Groves Above The Lagoon
Produced for posting to the Placement Myspace site, New Year 09
8. Lush Ribbons (with Antonio de Braga)
Reworked from a previously unused original, June 10
9. Confined To Moorings
Produced for a proposed third party compilation, March 10
Total running time; 48.36
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