Sunday, 14 June 2015

AF18 - BABEL - Janiform

BABEL is the solo improvisational project of Toronto based multi - instrumentalist Jakob Rehlinger. Recorded in January 2015, Janiform is an album of eight improvised experimental pieces based around the piano.

Download and very limited edition CDR here -

https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/janiform



Sunday, 26 April 2015

AF17 - The Cross Hill Recordings

'The village of Thingwall in Wirral, UK was originally called Assembly Field and dates back to the 10th century. The village and surrounding areas have a strong Viking heritage and at that time a Viking parliament was held at a piece of land known as Cross Hill. I went to Cross Hill and made a field recording of various environmental sounds and then invited artists to create a track that contained the field recording in some shape or form, the result being The Cross Hill Recordings. A big thank you to all the artists involved' - Phil Edwards

Download here -

https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/the-cross-hill-recordings



Sunday, 22 March 2015

AF16 - Projektions - #28

Projektions is Scottish artist Mark Knight who first started experimenting with analogue equipment while studying music at the age of 17. Over the years he has produced ambient and soundscape works that are at times haunting and melancholic. While using both analogue and digiatal platforms he includes recordings of his enviroment that add to the feel and give his music the unique sound that it holds. '#28' is his first official release and it's a pleasure to release it on Assembly Field.

Download here -

https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/28



Sunday, 22 February 2015

AF15 - Jazzdefector - Book of Forgotten Dreams

Jazzdefector is the ambient project of Sebastian Buccheri from Leicester in the UK.
'Book of Forgotten Dreams is a four part composition which is based on the idea of forgotten ambitions, aspirations and hopes lost as we grow old, reflecting on how things could have been if we pursued them ; if we had been successful in fulfilling them' - Sebastian Buccheri

Download here -

https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/book-of-forgotten-dreams



Sunday, 25 January 2015

AF14 - Linear Bells - Insides

The 8 pieces of 'Insides' were recorded in November 2014. I had already prepared a few frames and following contacts with Assembly Field, the 'spark' appeared because I still did not know which direction these pieces would go. So I recorded these songs in about a week, quiet, warm, in my home studio. I wanted this album to use a larger instrumental palette including such melodica, vibraphone, xylophone, while trying to get a more direct, less diluted sound, using very specific field recordings (exclusively recorded for the album). I let myself be guided by the flow by impregnating me a maximum of improvisation sessions that I had pre-recorded. The result is an album that I particularly love by his 'black beauty'. It's not a sad album, but a 'pacified' one - David Teboul

Download here -

https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/insides



Sunday, 30 November 2014

AF13 - PJE - Abstractions

Abstractions by PJE is made up of eight short instrumental pieces built around a single acoustic guitar and field-recorded sounds. The first track ‘Wakeful’ is based on a simple guitar pattern and some found sounds and a similar formula continues throughout. For ‘Lightness’, the melody is repeated with varying levels of sound manipulations holding the listener’s interest. ‘Shapes For Words’ is one of the most intriguing pieces. It employs a pastoral tune with added child’s voices to create a nostalgic aural. Additionally, ‘Secondary’ piles on the chords with added intensity and layers of melancholy.
Originally released on limited edition CDR in 2011, this is the first time Abstractions has been available as a digital download.

Download here -

https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/abstractions



Sunday, 19 October 2014

AF12 - Oliver Ryles - Inchoate

Assembly Field is very pleased to release the debut album by ambient artist Oliver Ryles.
'Inchoate has been a slow, long, drawn out journey. Some of the field recordings and original material dates back 15 or more years ago; Sounds I'd lost, forgotten about, abandoned or just hadn’t finished with yet. I was only going to make a few guitar based songs. However, I started playing around like I did many years ago on my University course with ‘sonic art’ and ‘acousmatic composition’! More and more I’d be listening to the beautiful sounds found through the ASIP blog created by Ryan Griffin (It’s amazing when you suddenly find a place that marries and promotes all the artists you’ve loved for years in one place). Artists like Loscil, 36, Markus Guentner, Hammock, Stray Theories, and Ulrich Schnauss. I also starting work at Deep Blue Sound (dBS) in Plymouth, which gave me a massive creative push, as well and put me into contact with some lovely equipment and even lovelier people. Then I tentatively approached assembly field to see if they were interested in what I’d made. Thankfully they were.
My process was one of playing and listening, playing and feeling, layering and stretching, filtering and waiting until it felt like home. Making this album was about diving in - to the waves of sound and water of Whitsand Bay. It was about pushing on - though the troughs and peak of the process and those of Dartmoor, going out and experiencing something and trying to capture that with textures and harmonies – or revisiting important locations in my mind and brooding on them.
I’d like to thank my amazing soul mate Rachel, my children, family and friends for their support and inspiration. This would not exist if not for you.
Thanks also to Wil Bolton for mastering the album and Phil Edwards for making it happen.
I was never sure I finished any of these tracks but if you fully deliberate one thing before taking a single step you'll spend your entire life on one leg. So you get what I abandoned at this point in time. You get something that has just begun and is still to develop. It might not be the most complicated or completed album around, but I hope it’s good enough for you.' - Oliver Ryles

Download here -

https://assemblyfield.bandcamp.com/album/inchoate