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ARTIST
TITLE
A Correction
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
GZH 039LP GZH 039LP
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RELEASE DATE
11/6/2012

This album from Fieldhead continues the dusty, bereft sounds of previous releases They Shook Hands for Hours (Home Assembly, 2009) and Riser (Gizeh, 2010). 2010 saw Paul Elam depart the UK for Vancouver, Canada and there is no doubt that the vast Northern Canadian landscapes have influenced the new Fieldhead material. The familiar tape-hiss and scratchy, decaying atmospheres remain in place, but with A Correction, Elam has managed to sculpt a vaster, more expansive palate of sounds. Minimalistic on first listen, A Correction is a record which slowly unfurls on multiple listens to reveal subtle melodies and details that don't distract from the overall ambience, but in fact, set apart Fieldhead's music from many other, safer artists within the genre. The violin of Elaine Reynolds (The Boats/The Sea) adds a warmth to the sometimes desolate atmospheres and the almost constant pulse that remains throughout the record invites you to be lost for the duration and even hints at a more minimal techno direction at times. Previous comparisons of Fieldhead's work have been made to the likes of William Basinski, The Caretaker and Grouper, which, in truth, are not far from the mark. It's fair to say Elam has already stamped his name in the ambient/drone field with his previous outputs and A Correction should further enhance his reputation as someone who can seamlessly marry soundscapes and melody to form an enchanting, almost timeless piece of music. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl with download code.