Another Fine DayLife Before Land

Label:Beyond – RBADCD7, Beyond – rbadcd7
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1Life Before Land9:27
2Lazy Daisy8:44
4Green Thought (In Green Shade)7:53
5Ammonite Spiral7:41
6So Blue10:28
7Buckets And Spades11:16

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  • Composed By [All Compositions By], Photography By [Rockpool Photography: Colour], Synthesizer [Analogue And Fm Synthesis], Sampler [Sampling], Mbira, Flute, Piano, Guitar [3-stringed], Electronics [Shortwaves], Tracking By [Ambient Recordings], Sequenced By [Computer Sequencing]Tom Green
  • DesignZero Design*
  • Mastered ByMatt Denny*
  • Photography By [Rockpool Photography: Black And White]David Bickley


Written and Produced in Brixton, southside.
Sample acknowledgements: Waterdrumming on "Ammonite Spral" - The Baka forest people of Cameroon, courtesy of MArtin Cradick and Su Hart (Baka (beyond the forest)
Strange wave lapping on "Buckets And Spades" courtesy of David Bickley (Hyper (Borea))

Incidental info:
This album was reissued in 2004 as Another Fine Day - Life Before Land.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021732 104823
  • Matrix / Runout: RBADCD7 : MASTERED BY NIMBUS

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Life Before Land (2×LP, Album)BeyondRBADLP 07UK1994
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Life Before Land (2×LP, White Label)BeyondRBADLP 07UK1994
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Life Before Land (CD, Album, Reissue)Another Fine LabelAFLCD001UK2004


  • Expansive09's avatar
    Owned this one for over 20 years and do not recall where at what point during the 90s ambient electronic revolution the music impregnated my ears but I will take this one to the grave with me. What a well crafted thought out gentle album of ambient and dub electronic. No jarring rhythms the use the stereo field and field recording is brilliant so much so I do not think Tom ever scratched another album like this one out again. Has aged superb enough to enjoy with a vintage bottle of vino. Seriously downtempo but never over bearing, intrusive or uber dynamic. Mellow as mellow can be without being quote Eno's wallpaper music. The cover photo will be the listeners entrance into the relaxing lagoon of sound and rhythm..........
    • scoundrel's avatar
      Another Fine Day makes his debut with LIFE BEFORE LAND, and from the primordial sounds on the title track, the journey through time and space begins. The gentle melodies drift above gentle rhythms, and nowhere is this more lovingly craft than on the blissful "Lazy Daisy," a gorgeous slice of ambience. "Esperanto" clatters into being, then fades away into nighttime radio static, allowing the deeper, warm tones and double bass of "Green Thought (In Green Shade)" to emerge. More indigenous percussion and wave splashes punctuate "Ammonite Spiral," whereas "So Blue" is starts off beatless in its drift before the alien blipping comes in to create that spacious feel. "Buckets And Spades" concludes the journey earthbound once more, with a refracting guitar and a quiet melody. This life is definitely worth living again and again.
      • vacuumflowers's avatar
        whoa, so good



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