The White Meadows
A Time For Drunken Horses.
Debut full length from Peter Taylor (Mortuus Auris & the Black Hand) and Harpist/ Photographer Maria Thompson. Recorded as a response to shared interests in cinema, travel, science and Islamic culture; this varied record encompasses a plethora of samples from film, radio and lost private press gems.
Live improvisation was performed using Heather harp, re-worked violin, homemade percussion and turntables. The White Meadows aimed to produce a scrapbook of detourned soundscapes, as well as a warped referential work on disjointed cultures. Influences can be heard from Abbas Kiarastami to Konstantin Lopushanksy, references to VLT’s and all female Arab tribes sit in uncomfortable parallels, as well as odes to the love of playing chess and the pursuit shared distain of youth violence. This is a restless work of experiment that hopes to excite the listener in both terms of reference recognition and sonic exploration.
Limited to 50 copies on pro-dubbed cassette.