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Jetsam , Rees, Gareth E. - A Dream Life Of Hackney Marshes FLAC album


Performer: Jetsam
Genre: Electronic / Folk and World music
Title: A Dream Life Of Hackney Marshes
Released: 2013
Style: Experimental, Modern Classical
FLAC version ZIP size: 1598 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1953 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1327 mb
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Recorded at the music studios of The University Of Huddersfield. With thanks to Influx Press and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay. Limited to 200 numbered copies in a Risograph printed handmade CD case.

Poet and blogger Gareth E. Rees wandered and waded into this liminal world, where ‘all is well and nothing is as it seems’, some time ago and emerged with the material that became A Dream Life Of Hackney Marshes and its companion piece, an illustrated book called Marshland. For the recording he enlisted the help of contemporary compositional ensemble Jetsam, whose woodwind, piano, strings and electronics lend a hushed gravitas to the damp, strange narrations.

Gareth E. Rees believes that the retail car park has as much mystery, magic and terror as any mountain, meadow or wood. He’s out to prove it by walking the car parks of Britain, journeying across the country from Plymouth to Edinburgh, much to the horror of his family, friends – and, most of all – himself. He finds Sir Francis Drake outside B&Q, standing stones in a retail park, and a dead body beside Sainsbury’s. In this darkly satirical work of non-fiction, Gareth E. Rees presents a troubling vision of Brexit Britain through a common space we know far less about than we think. He also made an album of spoken word and chamber music with Jetsam, entitled, A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes (Clay Pipe Music, 2013). His next book Car Park Life will be published by Influx Press in October 2019.

In 2013 he released the spoken word album with Jetsam, A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes on Clay Pipe Music. Over the past four years he has performed his stories, poetry, and musical collaborations at Spike Island, The Vortex in Dalston, The Union Chapel, The Hastings Storytelling Festival, Borough Wines and the Kino Teatr, Hastings. Gareth E. Rees lives in Hastings with his two daughters and a dog named Hendrix. For updates, news and insights, follow Gareth on Twitter: neymarshman.

Gareth E Rees also contributed to an album called A Dreamlife of Hackney Marshes which was a collaboration with the experimental contemporary collective Jetsam. Details of that can be found at claypipemusic. Mapping and layering the history of a place over time is one of the practices of psychogeography. Mapping connects a single place to its many incarnations over the centuries.

Jah Lion, The New Sound Of Numbers, The Pampers, Indigo & Versa, Jetsam & Gareth E Rees and more. Also today we take a stroll through the inner city wilderness of East London with a compelling collaboration between Jetsam and author Gareth E. Rees, Shackleton's desolate Hackney Marshes, and finally to Killa Mosquito's lively Brick Lane. We also bring you an incredible new track from the soon to be released Rave Tapes by Mogwai. Rees is author of The Marshman Chronicles blog. His music and spoken word collaboration with Jetsam, A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes, is out on the Clay Pipe Music label.

Jetsam and Gareth E Rees present: A Dreamlife of Hackney Marshes. Ye Olde Rose and Crown Pub, Walthamstow. This event has passed. Sell tickets online with Ticket Tailor.

Tracklist

1 A Hole In London
2 Flight
3 Water Works
4 Angel
5 Echo Lament
6 Pylon March
7 Song Of Pigeons

Credits

  • Bass, Electronics, Vocals – Jo Wills
  • Cello – Heather Truesdall, Natasha Zielazinski
  • Design – Frances Castle
  • Flute – Detta Danford
  • Guitar, Vocals – Sam Mumford
  • Musical Assistance – Alex Tack, Benn Ward, Ian Caballero
  • Piano – Eliza McCarthy
  • Recording Supervisor, Mixed By, Engineer – Owen Morgan
  • Words By , Voice – Rees, Gareth E.

Notes

Recorded at the music studios of The University Of Huddersfield

With thanks to Influx Press and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay

Limited to 200 numbered copies in a Risograph printed handmade CD case