Release Date - December 2019
Format - 12” Vinyl housed in screen- printed die-cut sleeve | 24 page 12” book containing essay by Jez Winship & original artwork and research notes by contributing artists | d/l code
The latest instalment in the Folklore Tapes canon sees the collective cast its gaze skyward - to the glittering orbs that steal their way silently across our night sky.
Ethereal Transects is a compilation album and booklet exploring the lore of celestial objects through experiments in sound and vision. Each contributor has researched a particular orb and - inspired by the tapestry of its myth and legend - fashioned an original soundscape in its likeness. The result is an audio voyage around the observable universe, stopping off at its well known landmarks - the Sun and Moon, Mercury and Venus, Mars and Jupiter, and on further, to Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Accompanying us on the trip are the voices of ages past, who whisper strange-nothings in our ears about the sights we see as we traverse the inky black.
The project is presented as a ten track LP and 24 page booklet, released through the Folklore Tapes label on December 7th. The booklet includes research notes and artwork by the contributing artists, as well as an original 10 page essay by Jez Winship.
The Sun - Rob St John
Mercury - Magpahi
Venus - Mary & David (featuring Whitworth & Healey Vale Brass Band)
The Moon - Ian Humberstone
Mars - Embla Quickbeam
Jupiter - Carl Turney & Brian Campbell (Featuring Martha Turney)
Saturn - Arianne Churchman
Uranus - The Bluest Funz
Neptune - Dean McPhee
Pluto - Sam McLoughlin & Bridget Hayden