The Lowland Hundred - The Lowland Hundred

The Lowland Hundred

The Lowland Hundred

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 4 tracks 9.95 Out of stock.
Download Album (mp3) 4 tracks 3.96
Download Album (flac) 4 tracks 3.96
Download individual tracks   From £0.99

Description

The Lowland Hundred - The Lowland Hundred



The Lowland Hundred is the third album from the Aberystwyth-based duo of Paul Newland and Tim Noble. It completes a loose trilogy of albums that conceptually explore a spectral and fading assortment of memories, landscapes and communities - a warm melancholia rooted around a psychogeographical exploration of the sublime and picturesque landscape of Mid Wales. With their extended, subtle and complex approach to song structures and Newland’s astonishing voice previous albums Under Cambrian Sky and Adit have drawn comparison to Talk Talk, Robert Wyatt and Kevin Ayers amongst others. The haunted middle-aged doubt of The Blue Nile seems just as relevant and the duo’s hugely affecting, impressionistic landscape-saturated sound links back to an older tradition of composers such as Debussy and Ravel.

Sometimes great art falls through the cracks though, and nobody hears. So Newland and Noble have retreated into the studio, deeper than ever before and have now re-emerged with The Lowland Hundred. And it is an unqualified exceptional monumental masterpiece. The Lowland Hundred is what happens when artists give up on worrying if their particular obsessions have a place left in the world and chase a vision down to its core regardless of the outcome.


The result then are these four fearless songscapes, in retrospect the logical outcome for the duo but initially shocking as to how far out The Lowland Hundred have drifted. Vast waves of analogue and digital noise and silence, field recordings and Foley work, piano and guitar all spun into a remarkable sonic novel – Proustian recall from fog, hills and ice sung out by Newland’s extraordinary siren tones. I can’t compare it to anything so I’m not even going to bother but atmospheric reference points might be the Tim Buckley’s Lorca and middle point between Scott Walker’s Climate of Hunter and Tilt matched to the radical inventiveness of Disco Inferno’s D.I. Go Pop. Yes it really is THAT good.


It’s impossible to say where this album belongs. It doesn’t belong to a scene or a movement or even a recognisable time and place (time and place disorientate wildly here). But it belongs to anybody who believes that the Song still has power, can still throw out new illuminations, colours and shadows. This is dense meditation that will live inside the listener for years to come.


The Lowland Hundred is the sound of joy, of heartbreak and of undaunted vision.


CREDITS
Vocals - Paul Newland
Additional Vocals - Alison Matthews
Everything Else - Tim Noble and/or Paul Newland


Produced By The Lowland Hundred
Mastered by Benge


Design By Stuart Thompson
Cover image and photographs by John Shelton


All Songs Written By Paul Newland and Tim Noble.

Tracklisting

CD Album (EP44)
  1. The Lowland Hundred - Part 1
  2. The Lowland Hundred - Part 2
  3. The Lowland Hundred - Part 3
  4. The Lowland Hundred - Part 4
Download Album (EP44)
  1. The Lowland Hundred - Part 1
  2. The Lowland Hundred - Part 2
  3. The Lowland Hundred - Part 3
  4. The Lowland Hundred - Part 4

mp3 downloads

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1 Part 1 N/A N/A
2 Part 2 £0.99
3 Part 3 N/A N/A
4 Part 4 N/A N/A
Entire MP3 Download Album (4 tracks) £3.96
MP3 format technical details
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Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the The Lowland Hundred - The Lowland Hundred tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

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flac downloads

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1 Part 1 N/A N/A
2 Part 2 £0.99
3 Part 3 N/A N/A
4 Part 4 N/A N/A
Entire FLAC Download Album (4 tracks) £3.96
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Unfortunately at this time we can't offer all the The Lowland Hundred - The Lowland Hundred tracks as individual flacs, as some of these tracks exceed the shops maximum (9mins) download length.

These longer flac tracks are available in the full album download.