a community supporting ambient music, art, poetry, photography, games and more
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 http://placement.bandcamp.com/album/pieces-from-a-life
'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 http://placement.bandcamp.com/album/geometry-in-distant-agriculture
'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 http://placement.bandcamp.com/album/collected-locations
'Marine Africa' (2009) 'Overflights and remote landings amongst the great continents myriad water systems'. A free download from http://placement.bandcamp.com/album/marine-africa
'Our Man In High Places' (2000) 'Atmospheres inspired by the stories and diaries of Himalayan adventurers'. A CD and download from http://placement.bandcamp.com/album/our-man-in-high-places
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 http://placement.bandcamp.com/album/very-small-science
Alongside these additional free downloads regularly feature with net labels such as Time Theory and over on our Soundcloud page http://soundcloud.com/placement
I hope you will enjoy what fraction appears here!
The gatefold edition of Pieces From A Life
- beautifully printed by ACDSleeve and featuring a picture CD
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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…