|2||–Time Attendant||Hidden Parameters|
|3||–The Heartwood Institute||Birkby and Allbright Mine|
|4||–Vic Mars||Watchtower and Engine|
|5||–Grey Frequency||Nottingham Canal|
|6||–Sproatly Smith||Canary Babies|
|8||–Depatterning||Of Looms in the Housen|
|9||–Quakers Stang||The Hoffman Kiln|
|10||–Spaceship Mark Williamson||The Stones Speak of Short Lives|
|11||–Keith Seatman||Rural Flight|
|12||–Listening Center||Clarion of the Collapsed Complex|
|13||–Embertides||Ash, Oak & Sulphur|
|14||–Howlround||A Closed Circuit|
|15||–The Soulless Party||Rattler to the Tower|
|16||–A Year In The Country||The Structure/Respite|
|17||–Field Lines Cartographer||The Mill in the Forest|
The album is an exploration of abandoned and derelict industry, infrastructure, technology and equipment that once upon a time helped to create, connect and sustain society.
It wanders amongst deserted factories, discarded machinery, closed mines, mills and kilns and their echoes and remains; taking a moment or two to reflect on these once busy, functioning centres of activity and the sometimes sheer scale or amount of effort and human endeavour that was required to create and operate such structures and machines, many of which are now just left to fade away.
Hand-finished box-set contains: album on all black CD, 2 x sheets of accompanying notes, 1 print, 3 x stickers and 3 x badges:
1) Cover, notes and print custom printed using archival giclée pigment ink.
2) Contained in a matchbox style sliding two-part rigid matt card box with cover print.
3) Fully black CD (black on top, black on playable side).
4) 2 x folded sheets of accompanying notes, printed on textured laid paper – one sheet hand numbered on back.
5) 1 x print on textured fine art cotton rag paper.
5) 1 x 2.5 cm badge, 1 x 4.5 cm badge.
6) 1 x 5.6 cm sticker, 1 x 3.5 cm sticker, 2 x 12cm stickers.
The Quietened Mechanisms is released as part of the A Year In The Country project, a set of year long journeys through spectral fields; cyclical explorations of an otherly pastoralism, the further reaches of folk culture and the spectral parallel worlds of hauntology - a wandering amongst subculture that draws from the undergrowth of the land.
As a project, it has included a website featuring writing, artwork and music which stems from that otherly pastoral/spectral hauntological intertwining, alongside a growing catalogue of album releases.
Accompanying the music releases is a book called A Year In The Country: Wandering Through Spectral Fields which gathers and revises previous writing from A Year In The Country alongside new journeyings.
The book and the written posts on the site are intended to draw together and connect layered and, at times, semi-hidden cultural pathways and signposts, journeying from acid folk to edgelands via electronic music innovators and pioneers, folkloric film and photography, dreams of lost futures and misremembered televisual tales and transmissions.
Title: The Quietened Mechanisms (Nightfall edition)
Release date: 02 Oct 2018
Label: A Year In The Country
Size MP3: 2785 mb
Size FLAC: 2460 mb
Rating: 4.1 / 5
Record source: CDr, Album, Compilation, Limited Edition