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Rough Fields - Watery Fable
7" Vinyl
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Rough Fields

Watery Fable

Bomb Shop

Released: 6th June 2011 | 2 track lo-fi single
Recorded in January 2011 in a flat in Tottenham, Watery Fable is a (thoroughly fictional) tale about the last two living members of a made-up tribe, and their ultimate abandonment of their traditional land. It's a vague parable of letting go, non-entrenchment, fluidity and moving on. The sound sources are found objects, rescued instruments, mechanical toys, weird artefacts of analogue kit and a healthy dose of environmental recordings. The fidgety, lo-fi clicks and claps are beefed up on the B-side by Elias Linn for a bass-heavy percussive remix. Watery Fable is released on digital and deluxe 7 vinyl featuring artwork by photographer Sarah Faraday. Airplay so far from Gilles Peterson, Gideon Coe, Dom Servini and SOAS; coverage in Echoes Magazine, Proper Songs, Newdust, Blind Fun and Visitation Rites. Rough Fields is the operating name of James Birchall from Manchester, UK. The project brings together the disparate strands of James' previous musical paths through folk, classical, rock, minimalism, electronica, electro-acoustic and experimental composition. After three years spent absorbed in the techno scene in Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and London, Birchall studied modern composition in Huddersfield under Matthew Adkins, Christopher Fox, Michael Clark and other influential figures - a period which also brought him into contact with such luminaries as Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich and Brian Eno.
"Astonishing music"
Gilles Peterson, Worldwide
"One sweet, sweet package"
"Outstanding experimental, genre-bending music"
"Really rather good"
Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music