Monthly Archives: June 2019

Andrew Chalk- Faraway Press LPs

Circae LP ” The Bridge of Dreams” Faraway Press

Circaea is  : Tom James Scott, Ecka Mordecai & Andrew Chalk

The Bridge of Dreams was begun as a series of piano miniatures, played by Tom in St. Matthews church in Hull before it closed many years ago. In the airy and (cold) spaces of the vast church in the winter of 2013 the pieces further condensed into 12 parts of the album here, with wistful string arrangements by Ecka Mordecai and mapped out, finally, by Andrew Chalk.

Press Statement :

Birds love the woods

If you are not a bird

you will not know its truths

A quiet life is much the same.

How would anyone know it

without living it ?

The moon

of my life is setting.

The life now left me

sinks into the hills

(from Visions of a Torn World by Kamo-no-Chomei)

ltd to 300


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Marsfield LP “The Innocents” Faraway Press

Marsfield is  Brendan Walls & Andrew Chalk

The Innocents was begun a long time ago, in 2007 in fact and hence the strange chronology of the Faraway Press catalogue, seeing it in a completed form in early 2019, finally.

The first side of the album (Viae Memoriae = from memory) originates from the start and Vikki Jackman plays piano here, it being the time of her two albums on Faraway Press…

After much dialogue and life changing events, The Innocents became quite a story in its own right. The second side is more biographical and fuses together the album with its synthetic oboe playing and thundering piano that is its conclusion.

Ltd to 300


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Akio Suzuki CD Resonant Spaces

Akio Suzuki CD “Resonant Spaces” 901 Editions

The work presented here for the very first time is the full documentation of Japanese sound artist and instruments builder Akio Suzuki’s solo works performed as part of ‘Resonant Spaces’, a tour with UK saxophonist John Butcher arranged in 2006 by the Arika organisation.
‘Resonant Spaces’ allowed people to experience sound in some of the remotest regions of Scotland for a series of site-specific performances in natural, prehistoric, manmade and industrial locations including the largest coastal cave in the UK (Smoo Cave), the Wormit reservoir, the largest industrial ice house (Tugnet Ice House), the WWII massive 4 storey, 30m wide cylindrical oil tank located in Lyness, the 2,500 year old – and Scotland’s largest stone circle – Ring of Brodgar, and the Hamilton Mausoleum which has an impressive reverberation decay of 15 seconds!
The fascination for the power of echo and the process of listening in relation to the audience are here magnified to create a very particular bond of rare beauty between the musical creation and nature’s environment.
The tour was supported by the Scottish Arts Council Lottery Funded, Tune Up, 300 million, NVA, Whiteburn Projects Ltd.

Project coordination and booklet photos by Keiko Yoshida.
Akio Suzuki’s diary translated by Alan Cummings.
Recorded by Ruari Cormack.
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
Designed by Mote Studio, Berlin.
Calligraphy by Akio Suzuki.
Saxophone on track 5 by John Butcher.


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