FAME PRESENTS: ROUGH FIELDS

Rough Fields is the operating name of James Birchall from Manchester, UK, which brings together the disparate strands of Birchall’s previous musical paths through folk, classical, rock, minimalism, electronica, electro-acoustic and experimental composition. Rough Fields – Watery Fable (Clip) by bombshop
The project began at the end of 2010 when an period of isolation lead to a lot of time spent alone in a studio with a range of instruments, plenty of booze and a reasonable degree of introspection.

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,

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.
Rough Fields ‘Watery Fable’ (Bomb Shop)
Release date: Jun 6, 2011

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