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Various - The Quietened Mechanisms (Nightfall edition) Album


1Dom CooperMetallurgy
2Time AttendantHidden Parameters
3The Heartwood InstituteBirkby and Allbright Mine
4Vic MarsWatchtower and Engine
5Grey FrequencyNottingham Canal
6Sproatly SmithCanary Babies
8DepatterningOf Looms in the Housen
9Quakers StangThe Hoffman Kiln
10Spaceship Mark WilliamsonThe Stones Speak of Short Lives
11Keith SeatmanRural Flight
12Listening CenterClarion of the Collapsed Complex
13EmbertidesAsh, Oak & Sulphur
14HowlroundA Closed Circuit
15The Soulless PartyRattler to the Tower
16A Year In The CountryThe Structure/Respite
17Field Lines CartographerThe 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.

Various - The Quietened Mechanisms (Nightfall edition) Album

Performer: Various

Title: The Quietened Mechanisms (Nightfall edition)

Country: UK

Release date: 02 Oct 2018

Label: A Year In The Country

Style: Ambient

Catalog: A014TQMN

Genre: Electronic / Country & Folk

Size MP3: 2785 mb

Size FLAC: 2460 mb

Rating: 4.1 / 5

Votes: 452

Record source: CDr, Album, Compilation, Limited Edition

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