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Field Works return with new music made from seismic recordings

Singing with Mother Earth

Have you ever wondered what planet Earth sounds like deep down in its roots? Well “Stations”, the 10th project from Field Works may well answer it. The album combines the human voice with seismic recordings from the Earthscope experiment. Stuart Hyatt, the producer of Field Works, approached scientists on the experiment to record create ground recordings and then they’ve been manipulated and placed alongside human ensembles.

Guest vocalists and instrumentalists include Hanna Benn, Janie Cowan. Masayoshi Fujita and Laraaji. The album will also be released in a deluxe edition featuring a bonus album of peer reviews which also features guests such as personal favourites Amulets and Penelope Trappes. As “Stations” was commissioned by The Anchorage Museum and The National Geographic Society, the idea spreads far beyond the music. A book called “Stations: Listening to the Deep Earth” will also be available.

“Station 5” is the lead single, which was released today. It is a beautiful merger of choral vocal melodies, Earth drones and percussive dirt cymbals. It feels elvish but with the pulse of the planet throbbing beneath its wonder. Field Works really nails the balance between grounded life and ethereal ambience. I fell in love upon first listen so enjoy the music video below. “Stations” is available to pre-order from Bandcamp and is released on the 1st of April.

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