Soundscapes

Unofficial Britain Soundtrack 2014

WORDS & MIX: Gareth E. Rees Cover illustration: Maxim Peter Griffin Below is a selection of UK-based music, all released …

A Sound Walk On Walthamstow Marsh

WORDS & SOUNDS: Mark S. Williamson (Spaceship) Constructed from field recordings collected on Walthamstow Marshes, this single track plays out …

High Rise: a Homage to North East England Brutalism

LOCATION: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear MUSIC: High Rise by Caisson – recorded on location at the site of the former …

Hand of Stabs: Asemic Approach

LOCATION: On a road between town and country, wakefulness and dreaming MUSIC: Hand of Stabs FILM: Giles Whitehead WORDS: Gareth …

The Hell Fire Caves

LOCATION: West Wycombe Melmoth the Wanderer makes queasy, occult music mixes that explore uncanny British geographies. Snippets of dialogue ooze through ambient …

The Spiritual Hymn of A Broken Pipe in Devon

Duality Field #1 by Laica LOCATION: DEVON Electronic artist Laica specialises in dark, broken techno and brooding industrial atmospheres. A recent piece, Environs, pushed …

An Abandoned Monument to Arrogance

LOCATION: KENT Neolithic soul drone collective Hand of Stabs perform ‘Hallux Working’ by a derelict monument to a man who …

The Lowland Hundred

By The Lowland Hundred [Exotic Pylon, 2014] LOCATION: West Wales A howl of wind and drone. Thunder rumbles. Birdsong mangled …

Marshland: The Mix

In my book Marshland I write about my hallucinatory experiences while listening to music and walking. At certain moments, the music …

A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes

Jetsam and Gareth E. Rees [Clay Pipe Music, 2013] A dark sonic journey through the edgelands of London, mixing spoken …