London’s Marshland: An Electronic Exploration by Andrew Weatherall

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MUSIC: Andrew Weatherall. This atmospheric mix by Andrew Weatherall first appeared on the Rotters Golf Club website. It was inspired by the book ‘Marshland: Dreams & Nightmares on the Edge of London‘ by Gareth E. Rees (Influx Press, 2013). “Cocker

A Most Peculiar Tour

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MIX: Gareth E. Rees Extinct butterflies, spilled whisky, fickle seas, peregrines, weird villages and haunted magpies… From the Scottish Coast to the Sussex seaside, the latest Unofficial Britain musical tour criss-crosses a most peculiar country. [You can find out more

The Sea, a Collaboration Between Gareth E. Rees and Dead Gull

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LOCATION: The Sea WORDS: Gareth E. Rees MUSIC: Martin Fuller AKA Dead Gull Below is a poem I performed in a series of coastal gigs for The Outer Church in summer 2014, now put to music by fisherman, film maker and

Unofficial Britain Soundtrack 2014

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WORDS & MIX: Gareth E. Rees Cover illustration: Maxim Peter Griffin Below is a selection of UK-based music, all released in 2014, which touches upon themes of landscape, time consciousness, folklore, horror, hauntology and uncanny narratives. In other words, a

A Sound Walk On Walthamstow Marsh

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WORDS & SOUNDS: Mark S. Williamson (Spaceship) Constructed from field recordings collected on Walthamstow Marshes, this single track plays out an afternoon’s walk. Sounds, natural and man made, compete in this area of wilderness in London’s East End. Though for the

High Rise: a Homage to North East England Brutalism

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LOCATION: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear MUSIC: High Rise by Caisson – recorded on location at the site of the former Dunston Rocket, Gateshead, 2012 WORDS: Craig Johnson Derwent Tower (also known as The Dunston Rocket) will be remembered as both

The Hell Fire Caves

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LOCATION: West Wycombe Melmoth the Wanderer makes queasy, occult music mixes that explore uncanny British geographies. Snippets of dialogue ooze through ambient drones and electronic beats. In The Hell Fire Caves, he explores the subterranean terrors that lurk in the diabolic warrens

The Spiritual Hymn of A Broken Pipe in Devon

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Duality Field #1 by Laica LOCATION: DEVON Electronic artist Laica specialises in dark, broken techno and brooding industrial atmospheres. A recent piece, Environs, pushed the field recordings to the fore and eroded the beats and pulses, until the whole piece evoked the sort of fevered

A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes

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Jetsam and Gareth E. Rees [Clay Pipe Music, 2013] A dark sonic journey through the edgelands of London, mixing spoken word, acoustic and electronic sound… ‘Unique & unexpectedly beautiful. Expand Collapse’ – Seance Radio ‘The ensemble works around the words