Leafcutter John ‎– The Forest And The Sea

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Staubgold ‎– staubgold 68
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1 Let It Begin 5:54
2 Maria In The Forest
Drums – Sebastian Rochford
7:07
3 Dream I 2:49
4 Dream II 1:57
5 Dream III 3:00
6 In The Morning 6:50
7 Seba 3:51
8 Go Back
Percussion – Kristian Craig Robinson
6:42
9 Now 5:30

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Notes

All material written, recorded, and produced by John Burton between 2003 and 2005.
Piano recording on track 6 recorded in the middle of a forest at Silence studios, Sweden.
Field recordings from: Epping forest, London; the London borough of Hackney; the northern forests of Sweden; Athens, Greece; the Greek islands of Serifos and Alonisos.

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  • Barcode: 801670027423
  • Label Code: LC 10252
  • Matrix / Runout: CA STAUBGOLD68 @

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staubgold 68 Leafcutter John The Forest And The Sea(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Staubgold staubgold 68 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
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scoundrel

scoundrel

March 1, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

Leafcutter John moves from Planet Mu to the avant-garde German label Staubgold with THE FOREST AND THE SEA, shifting to a folksier mode in the process. The simple ache of and guitar of "Let It Begin" gives way to a thicker, more reverberant electronic atmosphere, while "Maria In The Forest" starts out with a perambulating field recording before easing into in and out of ambience. The first two movements of the "Dream" sequence appear, float and disappear, before coming to fruition in the strummed "Dream III." "In The Morning," by contrast, as a low, chanting throb, which slowly grows as it electrifies into a sonic wall. "Seba" strips things back down, while "Now" blends the seashore with processed strings before the song finally opens into its gentle way. An intriguing album, if a bit too understated.