Hybernation – Bastion

x-default Bastion is the latest release from Stuart Bowditch in his Hybernation incarnation. Most recently heard on his Hibernate cd The Old Waterworks, Bastion continues Stuart’s creation of music and soundscapes from found sounds and environmental ambience.

Made entirely from recordings made during an artist residence at Landguard Fort, Essex, in 2011, the collected sounds were edited and used to compose a 35 minute piece, coloured by the emotions, experiences and knowledge gained throughout the residency. As with much of his recent work Stuart used only these sounds to compose the work, some left largely unprocessed and some heavily effected.

Bastion comes in an edition of 50 cassettes, housed in a slip case within a double-sized outer sleeve. The second slip case contains four fold-out inserts, lavishly illustrated with photographs from the fort and its surroundings.

Bastion will be released on the 19th of October, available exclusively through the website. Copies are £7.50 plus p&p.


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