ERLAND COOPER has shared an excerpt from SEACHANGE – the ambient companion to his acclaimed album SULE SKERRY – released earlier in October. Listen to an excerpt from TIDE III https://youtu.be/rJXj0yv48yE accompanied by recycled visual cut ups from collaborator Alex Kozobolis shot in Orkney. Seachange was created in collaboration with producer, artist and guitarist Leo Abrahams, who guests on Sule Skerry and, as with MURMURATION (the collaboration with William Doyle that accompanied Erland’s debut solo release SOLAN GOOSE – both albums featuring in Quietus’ Best of 2018) Seachange is a continuous ambient work, split over three movements, or Tides. Seachange is a seamless sonic poem, evoking the place and memory of the record that came before it. As Erland explains:
“It’s just a different perspective, or way of seeing. I imagine this music being created by placing recyclable source material into the North Sea and watching it become torn, pulled apart, diluted, stretched, weathered and then reassembled in an Orkney Geo* It creates a different form, with dissolved and overlapping melodies that eventually disappear into granules like plankton. This record is an upcycling of sounds, themes and layers into a new collaborative”.
Following live shows, which included sold out London Barbican and Edinburgh performances, Erland embarks on his first UK tour this autumn on dates that will see him joined by his multi-instrumental ensemble. The tour includes a unique appearance at
Glasgow Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church, a stunning building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the late 1890s.
Sun 17 LANCASTER Central Library
Wed 20 MANCHESTER Band on The Wall
Thu 21 BRISTOL Arnolfini (SOLD OUT)
Fri 22 BRIGHTON Unitarian Church (SOLD OUT)
Sun 24 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Sat 30 GLASGOW Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church
Mon 02 GATESHEAD Sage
You can get tickets here