Pieces From A Life (limited edition)

by Placement

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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An unmapped flicker book searching for place..

The music for this album accrued slowly at the invitation of others, but unlike it's predecessor (2011's Collected Locations), this collected work was steered at every step, in a deliberate effort to evolve the Placement sound - our Landscape Music of previous releases, now modified to map the topography of memory.

Stills and snapshots sketched and rearranged. Fragments bumping together and tumbling in new orders. A partially controlled 'jumble music' operating somewhere between composed and assembled - the components; dusty slides, a taste that sparks a memory, Third Eye Foundation, "we used to have a car like that", George Gershwin, the comfort of radio, Harmonia and Eno, love letters in a tin, Machinefabriek, boxed toys, Cocteau Twins, bereavement's sting eroding, Dave Brubeck. Let's go down to the river - where the sound of the lapping waves will paint the sun as it used to be..

1. Retail Spiritual
2. Faint Wings And Beach Hut Lights
3. Pieces From A Life
4. Looking At The Fish In The Pond Of The Painted House
5. But It Is A Melancholy Of Mine Own
6. Snaps Of Now And Then
7. Pictures Of Lakes And Buildings
8. Cloud Funk
9. Sketches For Automated Trains
10. The Keys To A Clockwork Universe

Extra track (download only)

11. Pieces From A Faint Wing And A Beach Hut Light
(Free Squinancywort remix)

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released March 28, 2013

Assembled in The Little Studio England between 2011 & 2013.
Design and pholography by Giles Jacobs for LGY.
All recordings made by Giles Jacobs except;
(1) Contains the London Sound Survey recording 'Elephant and Castle preacher.wav' by Ian Rawes www.soundsurvey.org.uk.
(2) & (3) Contain fragments of heavily processed Soviet era vinyl.
(4) & (6) Feature speed altered sections of unidentified radio snippets gathered from car radios.
(5) Contains two samples from the 'In Cahoots' song 'Maps' and the freesound.org sample 'tuning-orquestra.wav' by 'xserra', plus a reading of act 4 scene 1 of 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare.
(8) Contains two freesound.org recordings that subsequently could not be traced; One featuring aircraft radio traffic and the other the progress of a distant jet.
(10) Contains the Freesound samples 'boowee.wav', wind-up toy.wav' and 'wetrubber.wav' by 'UncleSigmund'.
(11) Remixed with considerable aplomb by Squinancywort!

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Placement's 'Landscape Music' combines found sounds, fieldtrack and an array of instruments both electronic and otherwise, with tape effects, prepared systems and improvised playing

Our albums are often themed geographically to evoke a particular area or feature and the tracks themselves can vary from large scale impressionistic pieces to more focused and intimate studies..
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Track Name: But It Is A Melancholy Of Mine Own

Why, 'tis good to be sad and say nothing.

ROSALIND (out of earshot)

Why then, 'tis good to be a post.


I have neither the scholar's melancholy, which is
emulation, nor the musician's, which is fantastical,
nor the courtier's, which is proud, nor the
soldier's, which is ambitious, nor the lawyer's,
which is politic, nor the lady's, which is nice, nor
the lover's, which is all these: but it is a
melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples,
extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry's
contemplation of my travels, in which my often
rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness.
Track Name: Sketches For Automated Trains (with Elizabeth Veldon)
"..it was on the train, with its steely rhythms, its rattle-ty bang, that is so often so stimulating to a composer – I frequently hear music in the very heart of the noise..."
G. Gershwin
Track Name: Pieces From A Faint Wing And A Beach Hut Light (a Squinancywort remix)
Brr-lip cor udgit udgit perwow strunk strunk perwow..