Preston Field Audio ‎– PFA

Set Foot Press ‎– set003
Cassette, EP

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A1 St Walburges
Piano – Richard T HolmesRecorded By – Carl Brown (17)Violin – Jon Aveyard
A2 Last Days of Market
Performer – Sam McLoughlinRecorded By – Jon Aveyard
B1 River Phase
Piano – Jon AveyardRecorded By – Carl Brown (17)Synthesizer – Richard T Holmes
B2 The Night Bus
Recorded By – Carl Brown (17)

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Following 2016’s Rhythm Tree Fell [concrete tapes], PFA sees Carl Brown redeploy for another full length offering, illustrating 4 scenes in 4 corners of Preston, Lancashire.

The release is indebted to a sense of care, illustrated by the quality of collaboration throughout. Beyond features, the carefully curated additions of Jon Aveyard, Sam McLoughlin, Richard T Holmes, and Joshua Horsley demonstrate a meeting of ideas and sensitivity to Preston as a place.

PFA delivers a considered and concise portrait, with restricted instrumentation allowing for greater focus on the evolving subtleties of Aveyard and Brown’s field recordings and the city as a home.

The city is captured in a state of flux, with the listener positioned amidst a landscape midway through change. Throughout PFA, Preston-as-field is placed in measured dialogue with musical arrangements, often with a delicate ambiguity between environmental and instrumental sounds that consistently eschews cliché.
released October 18, 2017

St Walburges/
Piano - Richard T Holmes
Violin - Jon Aveyard
Field recordings taken by Carl Brown on New Years Day 2017 at The Church of St Walburge, Preston.
Recorded live at UCLan March 2017

Last Days of Market/
Home made instrument bought from Preston Market - Sam McLoughlin
Binaural field recording of Preston Market, May 2017 by Jon Aveyard

River Phase/
Piano - Jon Aveyard
Korg Arp Odyssey - Richard T Holmes
Field recordings taken by Carl Brown, December 2016 on the River Ribble, Preston.
Recorded live at UCLan September 2017

The Night Bus/
Field recordings taken by Carl Brown, September 2017 at Preston Bus Station.

All tracks produced and arranged by Carl Brown
except ‘The Night Bus’ produced by Carl Brown and Joshua Horsley

All tracks mixed and mastered at Another Studio, Manchester by Tim Crompton
except ‘Last Days of Market’ and ‘The Night Bus’ mixed by Carl Brown

Thanks to Dan Wilkinson and Josh Clifton
Special thanks to Rhi and Seren

Photography by Craig Atkinson