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Primarily known for our 'Landscape Music', Placement are a duo from England who make untypical and adventurous recordings, ranging from large scale impressionistic pieces to much more focused and intimate melodic studies.

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A selection from our new album 'Pieces From A Life'

Pieces From A Life (selected tracks) by Placement

Tracks from our resent collaborative album 'Geometry In Distant Agriculture'

Geometry In Distant Agriculture (tracks and proto-tracks from the a... by Placement
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Formed in 1997 the group typically combine found sounds, field recordings and an array of instruments both electronic and otherwise, with tape effects, prepared systems and improvised playing. Their albums are largely themed geographically to evoke a particular area or feature and the tracks themselves can vary from large scale impressionistic pieces to more focused and intimate studies.


The pair have issued five full length albums


'Pieces From A Life' (2013) An unmapped flicker book searching for place.. A partially controlled 'jumble music' operating somewhere between composed and assembled A CD and download from

'Geometry In Distant Agriculture' (2011) Music and textures gathered from and inspired by the Azov and Black sea regions of the Russian Steppe. A CD and download from


'Collected Locations' (2011) A free release featuring one-off, rare and compilation tracks from the period 2008 - 2010. A free download, or special edition CD from


'Marine Africa' (2009) 'Overflights and remote landings amongst the great continents myriad water systems'. A free download from


'Our Man In High Places' (2000) 'Atmospheres inspired by the stories and diaries of Himalayan adventurers'. A CD and download from

There is also a mini-album by group member Giles Jacobs associated with the project..

'Very Small Science' (2011)

A 25 minute suite intended as part of the Placement catalogue, exploring as it does the landscape of small discoveries.. A free download from



Alongside these additional free downloads regularly feature with net labels such as Time Theory and over on our Soundcloud page

I hope you will enjoy what fraction appears here!

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Spring cleaning..

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 3:17am 0 Comments

Spring cleaning 

The gatefold edition of Pieces From A Life

- beautifully printed by ACDSleeve and featuring a picture CD

Only £5…


Coal Black Jousters

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 2:58am 0 Comments

Sitting by the Little Studio window watching the jets racing east - golden tails billowing with the low sun behind them. Beneath on the roof opposite two crows make their fun atop the frosty tiles. A spent november 5th rocket, now days old and wilting with the damp plays prize to an avian tug of war! Head shaking, beak snatching, foot jabbing sport - the winner in turn parading and casting off the spent pyrotechnic, before courteously placing it back betwixt the coal black jousters for…


Passing storms

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:00am 5 Comments

What to react to in a world where there's bad news for someone somewhere everyday..? Such terrible scenes in Oklahoma - so much so, that I find I'm compelled to express my genuine sadness and sympathy, but then what of those in Syria? I suppose realistically it's not the division of compassion that counts, but that we feel at all - be that for the many or the one. 

Rest easy Ray Manzarek…


From the Bullrushes

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 4:00am 0 Comments

On the far side of the river, past where the scruffy thickets and woods line part-kept fields and leafy meanders. The floodplain stretches away low and flat where once it was farmland, before eventually rising in a series of man made lagoons that stand guard to a new housing project on the northern bank. 

Each lagoon is similar in nature, with neatly mowed earthworks banked all around and a pretty ditch or brook running through it's sheltered interior, all planted with bullrushes…


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At 5:44am on May 9, 2011, John K-N said…
Get strap locks on that tele! Hope repairs go well.
At 6:00pm on February 18, 2011, Aaron Jasinski said…
Thanks Giles, glad to put you on my radar as well. Will be watching... er, listening rather. :)
At 3:41pm on February 18, 2011, John K-N said…
You're welcome - I look forward to hearing your music soon!
At 2:45pm on February 18, 2011, Aaron Jasinski said…
listened to your Collected Locations album on bandcamp. really enjoyable. I liked the field recordings and how you used them as launching points for the instrumentation layered on top. Reminds me of some stuff I did back in the day. I gotta get back to that stuff.
At 9:05am on February 18, 2011, John K-N said…

Member of the Day!  February 19, 2011.

At 8:51am on February 5, 2011, Bob Ohrum said…
Welcome to rM !!
At 8:58am on February 4, 2011, Michael Brückner said…

Thank You, Giles.


Well, actually at th moment things aren't exactly running smoothe in my life - as You perhaps remember, I earn my living as a designer/printer in a rather small printing shop (a humble family business...), and how shall I put it...? It has never been BIG business, but at the moment it rather looks like the crisis is finally going to devour us  :-(  so I‘m bussy in with struggeling for...ah, "survival" is a bit exaggerated, but, that direction, somehow. Which doesn't leave much time and space, nor power and creativity, for anything else - music and networking, for example. 

Still, all hope is not lost, and we could also be lucky in the end.

So send me some good wishes, if You like (they won't be wasted...) ;-)


Cheers and have a great weekend,



At 8:10am on February 4, 2011, Michael Brückner said…

Hi, Giles!


Friendly faces, indeed :-)


Wonderful to be connected to You, again (especially with all those MySpace troubles at the moment...).


I hope all is looking bright for You!


Peace + good wishes,


At 9:08am on February 3, 2011, John K-N said…
"Not making a brick, but layering clay..." - nice extension of the Oblique Strategy of the day!
At 7:57am on February 3, 2011, John K-N said…

Welcome!  Thank you for joining the community!   Please feel free to blog about what projects you have going on in the studio - post photos/paintings, etc...  Great to have you here!


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