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Grasscut is Andrew Phillips and Marcus O’Dair.

Andrew is an Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer, artist and producer. Over the last ten years he has scored many films including Oscar-nominated Watani, My Homeland (2016), BAFTA-winning Grenfell (2018) and War In The Blood (2020).

Marcus is a writer, musician and academic. His books include Distributed Creativity, about the potential impact of blockchain technology on the creative economy, and Different Every Time, a biography of Robert Wyatt which was nominated for the Penderyn prize. More…


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2 of 2. On a cd! ...

1 of 2. Demo sent to Ninja Tune in 2009 ...

The closing track on Haunts is `Witley Common`, the voice recorded on a "wet, windy, and frankly rather bleak" day. It`s like a story of time travel where the present dissolves in and out of the past.

My aeolian harp seemed like the perfect backdrop for this, with its complex wailing tones driven by wind vibrating its strings. But it`s hard to get it to work consistently if you rely on the wind.

Last summer I was melting in the studio, so bought a fan (designed by an absentee Brexiter who shall remain nameless).

The fan was multispeed with a remote control, and I found that by varying the speed of the fan blowing across the strings, and recording with contact mics on the back of the harp to eliminate the fan noise, I could control the intensity of the harp manually. I was still too hot, but I had another instrument in my arsenal!

Haunts is out now // link in bio

Some more from Andrew’s 1929 Dulcitone.
Take a little tour inside 🎹

Andrew`s 1929 Dulcitone,
the lead instrument in Seacliff.

Seacliff was the first message to arrive, and I think its sense of place sets the scene for the whole of Haunts.
I improvised the main keyboard part on dulcitone, added some rhythm, and a sample of Kathleen Ferrier (who also appears in sampled form on We Fold Ourselves, from Unearth), singing like a mermaid in the distance.

#Haunts is out now. Link in bio

This sea buoy, recorded on the south coast of Skye, provides the rhythm for Inchkeith Island.

The voice message is about a dream and an intention: “one day I’ll go there” and feel “alive and connected”.
Haunts is out now. Order Link in bio

Over the last year, we have all had ‘go to’ places in our heads, many of which we have been unable to go to in person.

Haunts, our new 6-track mini LP, is out everywhere today. A big thank you to those who sent in messages to us about their favourite places. We hope the wait has been worthwhile. Order link in bio #haunts

Down to the last few copies of our new mini LP 𝙃𝙖𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙨 left over on Bandcamp. Release day tomorrow.
Pre-order link in our bio.

Here’s how I made the sound. From #Haunts, our new mini-album out this Friday. AP x ...

With Everyone Was A Bird (2015) we included a card inviting listeners to send us recordings of their thoughts on places important to them….

#Haunts / @lorecordings
📸 @pedrbrowne