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Marsh Drones

by Skyphone

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    Pre-order of Marsh Drones. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases August 23, 2019

      $8 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    • 180 Gram Audiophile Grade Vinyl
    • Heavyweight Reverse Print Jacket
    • Hand Numbered Edition of 200
    • Bandcamp DL code for Marsh Drones
    • Lacquer Cut by Gotta Groove
    • Mastered for vinyl by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering
    • Vinyl sleeved in interior white poly-lined sleeve
    • We take a great amount of extra care in shipping our vinyl, more than many other labels or shops we've come across. Vinyl ships between two cardboard stiffeners, held in place by blue painters tape, biodegradable peanuts around the top, bottom, and sides add an additional layer of cushion. Then we pack the vinyl in a corner protected shipping box.

    IMPORTANT: This is a pre-order item, any other released merch items purchased at the same time as this album, will ship on the release date of Marsh Drones.

    For more information on how to receive 'Marsh Drones' on vinyl at a discount and reduced shipping costs along with Lost Tribe Sound's full series on Bandcamp, visit here: smarturl.it/fell.series.bc. The series, 'We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow' runs from the Fall of 2018 to the Summer of 2019.

    Includes digital pre-order of Marsh Drones. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases August 23, 2019
    item ships out on or around August 20, 2019
    edition of 200 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    • 180 Gram Audiophile Grade Vinyl of Marsh Drones & Hildur
    • 5% off retail price for both albums, discounted shipping outside US
    • Heavyweight Reverse Print Jackets
    • Hand Numbered Editions of 200
    • Bandcamp DL codes for Hildur & Marsh Drones
    • Download code for Hildur emailed the same day as pre-order
    • Lacquer Cut by Gotta Groove
    • Mastered for vinyl by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering
    • Vinyl sleeved in interior white poly-lined sleeve
    • We take a great amount of extra care in shipping our vinyl, more than many other labels or shops we've come across. Vinyl ships between two cardboard stiffeners, held in place by blue painters tape, biodegradable peanuts around the top, bottom, and sides add an additional layer of cushion. Then we pack the vinyl in a corner protected shipping box.

    IMPORTANT: This is a pre-order item, any other released merch items purchased at the same time as this album, will ship on the release date of Hildur and Marsh Drones.

    For more information on how to receive 'Hildur' and 'Marsh Drones' on vinyl at a bigger discount and reduced shipping costs along with Lost Tribe Sound's full series on Bandcamp, visit here: smarturl.it/fell.series.bc. The series, 'We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow' runs from the Fall of 2018 to the Summer of 2019.

    Includes digital pre-order of Marsh Drones. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases August 23, 2019
    item ships out on or around August 20, 2019
    edition of 25 
    Purchasable with gift card

      $42 USD or more 

     

1.
Saltlys
2.
Marsksonder
3.
Murmalvejr
4.
05:22
5.
04:25
6.
Linjer
7.
Lunar Flood
8.
Husk
9.
Les Clouds

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IMPORTANT: Lost Tribe Sound launched an album subscription series, titled, 'We Stayed The Path That Fell To Shadow' which will run from the Fall of 2018 to the Summer of 2019. For more info on how to reserve a copy of the brand new Skyphone album 'Marsh Drones' on vinyl alongside the reissue of their previous effort 'Hildur' at a bigger discount, visit here: smarturl.it/fell.series.bc.

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Lost Tribe Sound completes their long running Fell To Shadow 8 album series with two albums from the Danish trio, Skyphone. ‘Marsh Drones,’ their first new album in over 5 years, will be released along side their previous album ‘Hildur’ (appearing on vinyl for the first time) on August 23rd, 2019.

The marsh land areas of western Jutland in Denmark can be flat and non-distinct to the visitor who only takes a quick glance at it. But when you are born and raised in those parts, and when you travel away to live, work, raise families, play music, anything to escape the rainy flatlands, you think about that landscape differently. On Marsh Drones, the weirdness of this landscape is reimagined in a kind of giddy, absentminded way, as though they try to recall not only the broad topographical scheme of the land (cultivated, industrialized, farmed, soggy with seawater, a breach of the ditches that pours cold north sea water inland, the farms and waterways overflowing), but only the detailed, grainy realness of sediments and layers of soil, of the hazy and salty light (Saltlys) that wraps the landscape in a kind of palpable inertia.

Many of the ideas on the 'Marsh Drones' emerged from field recordings from the area around the Tønder marshlands recorded by various members of the band. They provided a backdrop to the loops and long guitar session of guitar, bass, synthesizers, and samples that were slowly mangled and rearranged into counterpointing and fugue-like melodies, insistent on repetition while odd atmospheres of distant drones and noise works to modify and shift the composition into new shapes. The music is minimal, restrained, but rich in detail like the landscape it attempts to resonate with. There are remnants of folk music, melodies that are almost recognizable, but dub music and something distinctly digital intersects itself into the woodwork and authenticity.

Bird murmurations cloud a setting sun, they settle in the reeds with a hush. Maybe, today, it’s Murmalvejr, some sort of imaginary word for a kind of weather that doesn’t really exist. The rhythms are sometimes based on minuscule clicks that embellish the track in something resembling a detailed microscope peek into watery silt and soil. Sometimes a drum machine appears, adorning track with an afterglow of past futures, organic machines that drag though the landscape, yellow industrial lights that flash smoothly across the wet soil. Drones traverse the sky, they sense the landscape in code, assembling irregular digital maps. If one imagined the landscape seen through the eyes of some yet unknown apparatus that scans the past for signs of the future.

With the stunning physical editions of their brand new effort ‘Marsh Drones’ and the reissue of ‘Hildur’ releasing on the same day, along with the captivating artwork of Martin Sønderlev Christensen, both albums having been mastered for vinyl and digital by the impeccable ears of Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering, there isn’t much more long time fans of Skyphone could hope for! The albums make clear why Skyphone (Thomas Holst, Keld Dam Schmidt, and Mads Bødker) have stood the test of time. There is a clarity, a warmth, and a consciousness to their music that remains a rare commodity even to this day. ‘Marsh Drones’ and ‘Hildur’ will be available in limited runs of 180gm audiophile vinyl, produced using the lacquer cut method. The vinyl comes housed in a beautifully textured, reverse print sleeves. Each is hand-numbered and limited to only 200 editions for each album, with no repressings or second editions.

credits

releases August 23, 2019

All tracks written, performed and produced by Skyphone.
Skyphone is Thomas Holst, Keld Dam Schmidt, Mads Bødker.
Mastering by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering
Artwork by Martin Sønderlev Christensen
Layout and design by Martin Sønderlev Christensen
© Skyphone / Lost Tribe Sound LLC
℗ Settled Scores LLC (ASCAP) 2019
With support from DJBFA and Koda's Cultural Funds

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Skyphone Copenhagen, Denmark

Skyphone toys with ideas from rock, dub, electronic and concrete music, fusing melodies and sounds into colorful landscapes. Highly recommended for hypnotized walking on a variety of wobbly surfaces.

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