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Kirk Barley // Marionette LP

Kirk Barley // Marionette LP

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Multi-instrumentalist Kirk Barley from Yorkshire, UK, will be joining the British ambient label Odda in November 2023. This is a record released in a limited edition of 500 copies by Records.

Contains 4 songs from post-new age ambient folk to 8th world jazz to strange beats where analog and digital intersect in a good way.Insert included.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Field recordings, found sounds, instrumental improvisation, and synthetic processes: Kirk Barley's compositions are layered with simple ideas and motifs that evolve into complex set pieces that evolve over time. Evoking a world of sound that manifests and unfolds.

Marionette showcases the breadth and diversity of the Yorkshire-born artist's sound, with an affinity for English countryside and Victorian architecture, as suggested by the gated garden printed on the album's cover. It creates a simple yet eerie mood.Kirk Barley describes his compositions as "landscapes and static scenes," evolving between the physical textures of vinyl cracks and gentle rain, and the surreal spaces in which his music inhabits. Many of the album's tracks are inspired by natural rhythms.

``Seafarer'' repeats the undulating synths of a boat moving through rough seas, while title track ``Marionette'' imagines an eerie scene of flickering shadows next to a bonfire.Similarly, Lake of Gold layers plucked strings at different scales and speeds, creating a rhythm that Kirk Barley calls a "rainy texture." "

 

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Ask us for digital files.

12" black vinyl with risograph print by artist Oliver Pitt. Edition of 500. 

Tracklist:

1. Nectar 03:50
2. Courtyard 03:12
3. Seafarer 04:24
4.Marionette 05:11
5. Lake Of Gold 04:41 
6. The Night 03:31
7. Kites 05:35
8. Gate 05:01

Text by Odda Records:

"Whether drawing from field recordings, found sound, instrumental improvisations or synthetic processes, Barley's compositions evoke unfolding sound worlds, as simple ideas or motifs are layered and developed into complex set-pieces that reveal themselves over time.

Marionette showcases the breadth and variety of the Yorkshire-born artist's sound, weaving together familiar and uncanny moods of rural England and its Victorian architecture, as suggested by the gated garden print of the album's cover. Unfurling between physical textures – the patina of vinyl crackle or gentle rain – and the hyper-real spaces that his music inhabits, Barley describes the compositions as “landscape or static scene paintings,” with many of the album's tracks taking nature's rhythms as their compositional cue.

On 'Seafarer', this manifests in the repeated synth swells of a boat on rough waters, while title track 'Marionette' imagines an eerie scene, were shadows flicker by an open fire. similarly, 'Lake of Gold' layers plucked strings at different scales and velocities to create what Barley calls the “rain-like quality” of the rhythm." 

Artist: Kirk Barley

Label: Odda Records

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Multi-instrumentalist Kirk Barley from Yorkshire, UK, will be joining the British ambient label Odda in November 2023. This is a record released in a limited edition of 500 copies by Records.

Contains 4 songs from post-new age ambient folk to 8th world jazz to strange beats where analog and digital intersect in a good way.Insert included.

*If you would like a digital sound source, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Field recordings, found sounds, instrumental improvisation, and synthetic processes: Kirk Barley's compositions are layered with simple ideas and motifs that evolve into complex set pieces that evolve over time. Evoking a world of sound that manifests and unfolds.

Marionette showcases the breadth and diversity of the Yorkshire-born artist's sound, with an affinity for English countryside and Victorian architecture, as suggested by the gated garden printed on the album's cover. It creates a simple yet eerie mood.Kirk Barley describes his compositions as "landscapes and static scenes," evolving between the physical textures of vinyl cracks and gentle rain, and the surreal spaces in which his music inhabits. Many of the album's tracks are inspired by natural rhythms.

``Seafarer'' repeats the undulating synths of a boat moving through rough seas, while title track ``Marionette'' imagines an eerie scene of flickering shadows next to a bonfire.Similarly, Lake of Gold layers plucked strings at different scales and speeds, creating a rhythm that Kirk Barley calls a "rainy texture." "

 

----------------------------------

Ask us for digital files.

12" black vinyl with risograph print by artist Oliver Pitt. Edition of 500. 

Tracklist:

1. Nectar 03:50
2. Courtyard 03:12
3. Seafarer 04:24
4.Marionette 05:11
5. Lake Of Gold 04:41 
6. The Night 03:31
7. Kites 05:35
8. Gate 05:01

Text by Odda Records:

"Whether drawing from field recordings, found sound, instrumental improvisations or synthetic processes, Barley's compositions evoke unfolding sound worlds, as simple ideas or motifs are layered and developed into complex set-pieces that reveal themselves over time.

Marionette showcases the breadth and variety of the Yorkshire-born artist's sound, weaving together familiar and uncanny moods of rural England and its Victorian architecture, as suggested by the gated garden print of the album's cover. Unfurling between physical textures – the patina of vinyl crackle or gentle rain – and the hyper-real spaces that his music inhabits, Barley describes the compositions as “landscape or static scene paintings,” with many of the album's tracks taking nature's rhythms as their compositional cue.

On 'Seafarer', this manifests in the repeated synth swells of a boat on rough waters, while title track 'Marionette' imagines an eerie scene, were shadows flicker by an open fire. similarly, 'Lake of Gold' layers plucked strings at different scales and velocities to create what Barley calls the “rain-like quality” of the rhythm." 

Artist: Kirk Barley

Label: Odda Records