Following up a widely acclaimed string of EP's in 2011, this is the debut full-length from Rough Fields. The album is released as an eco-friendly CD package including a 24 page book of photography by Sarah Faraday. Feedback for the previous three Rough Fields releases (and hype for this record) has been overwhelmingly positive and extremely widespread, from inclusion in Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 "Winners" of 2011 ("Astonishing music" - Gilles Peterson) and big end of year ratings across the board ("One of the best songs I've heard all year" - Nick Luscombe, BBC Radio 3) to extensive online coverage (features in Clash Magazine, The 405, Newdust, Blindfun, Meme, DJ Mag, God Is In The TV, SIXTY and dozens of others). The new year began with a feature on Rough Fields in Clash Magazine's "Ones to watch for 2012".
"Edge of the Firelight" reveals Rough Fields' full musical scope, as the ten tracks sweep from deep, pulsating sub-grooves ("Summer On The Haight") and intense, epic crescendos ("Girls In Cars") to atmospheric sun-down jams ("Geese") and concrete explorations ("Border Navigation"). There's coherence throughout, though, not least in the album's faithful adherence to Rough Fields' usual sound sources - found objects, broken instruments, environmental sounds, sonic defects and thick, layered textures.