VariousThe Forest / The Wald (Dawn Edition)

Label:A Year In The Country – ATA006D
CDr, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered
Genre:Electronic, Folk, World, & Country


1Bare Bones (7)The Abney Ritual5:32
2MagpahiThe Hawthorn Heart2:19
3PolyporesDeep Undergrowth6:56
4Time AttendantFantastic Mass5:25
5David ColohanWaldeinsamkeit8:57
6Sproatly SmithTomo's Tale4:12
7The Hare And The Moon, AlaskaA Whisper In The Woods6:37
8The Rowan Amber MillOcarina Procession5:41
9The Séance, LutineTrees Grew All Around Her5:41
10Cosmic NeighbourhoodEquinox3:27
11A Year In The CountryWhere One We Wandered Free5:06



Hand-finished white/black CDr album in textured recycled fold out sleeve with inserts and badge.

The Forest / The Wald is a study and collection of work that reflects on fragments and echoes of tales from the woodland and its folklore.

Such wooded realms are deeply embeded in our folk and popular
culture stories: their boughs and undergrowth being seen as places where spirits both good and bad may reside, visitors from elsewhere in the cosmos have laid down roots or where unwary travellers can come undone.

The album takes as one of its initial reference points Electric Eden author Rob Young’s observations of the roots of the word folk as being “...the music of the ‘Volk’, a word born of the Teutonic Wald, the wild wood where society was organised ad hoc, bottom-up and frequently savage...”; places where rituals endured and perplexed their heirs.

Although today they are often tamed and managed it takes but a wandering into the heart of one to realise just how near to being far from the comforts and securities of civilisation we are.

In amongst The Forest / The Wald can be found field recording folk that captures greenwood rituals performed in the modern day, echoes of fantastical
childhood rhymes, sylvan siren calls that tremble through tangles of branches, electronics pressed into the summoning of otherworldly arboreal creations unearthed amidst the creeping thickets and elegies to woodland intrustions, solitudes and seasons.

Further encasement details:
1) Custom printed using archival giclée pigment ink.
2) Includes 25mm/1″ badge, secured with removable glue on string bound tag.
3) Back of one insert hand numbered.

Wald considerations by Rob Young.

Audiological Transmission Artifact #6.

Released as part of the A Year In The Country project, a set of year long journeys through and searching for an expression of an underlying unsettledness to the bucolic countryside dream; an exploration of an otherly pastoralism, a wandering amongst subculture that draws from the undergrowth of the land, the patterns beneath the plough, pylons and amongst the edgelands.

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The Forest / The Wald (Night Edition) (CDr, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered)A Year In The CountryATA006NUK2016




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