Kinder Scout - The Writing Life -

PRECO 011 [CD]
Release: August 3, 2011
17 USD
  • Kinder Scout - The Writing Life -
  1. First Half (8:44)
  2. Interlude (12:01)
  3. Second Half (12:39)
  4. Epilogue (8:23)

As the old saying goes, "the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts". And the whole - being Kinder Scout - is quite an uber collaboration by three amazing talents (Jason Corder, Ian Hawgood and Danny Norbury) who are, each in their own right, already a whole.

The real link between the three is Craig Tattersall, which is why it's really special and beautiful that he's given his time and talent to come up with such amazing artwork for this release. Another common link is Miles Whittaker, whose mastering skills have not only made Danny's own album sound as if it were recorded somewhere much more expensive than his bedroom, but The Boats records as well.

Danny first encountered The Boats and their music at a festival in Salford, but it was much later that he began working with them musically, via their extraordinary mutual friend, Michael Holland (Ono Records).

At some point Craig gave him a release that he'd put out on his label, Mobeer. It was Color Cassette 'Small Town Smoker', which to this day remains one of his favourite records. He'd also been working with Library Tapes on his album 'Sketches', that Ian re-released as the inaugural Home Normal; so, that was the start of his friendship with Ian, whom he got to know properly and become dear friends with, when The Boats toured Japan in 2010.

Ian first got in touch with Craig about releasing his EP 'Phonetics and Fiction' on his favorite label, Moteer/Mobeer. At some point Craig also gave him Color Cassette 'Small Town Smoker' which also remains one of his favorite records. It wasn't until he'd looked at the credits properly that he realized Color Cassette was the work of the very same Jason Corder he had been in contact with since they'd had releases following on from each other on Christian Roth's excellent Berlin label, Resting Bell. Since then Jason and Ian have been working together, and Jason has released on all three of Ian labels - Home Normal, Nomadic Kids Republic and Tokyo Droning - under his offthesky and Juxta Phona monikers.

It wasn't too long after Ian and Jason started working together that they decided to work all together, which turned out so well they decided to form Kinder Scout.

All these little connections between people living on different sides of the world have contributed to the release of 'The Writing Life'. Thank you, Danny, Ian and Jason x

数多くのエクスペリメンタル系のレーベルからの自身の作品のリリース以外にも、Home Normalをはじめ、Tokyo Droning、Nomadic Kids Republicなどのレーベルも主宰している、UK出身で現在日本在住のアーティストIan Hawgoodと、Ianが運営するその3つのすべてのレーベルをはじめ、他にも多くのレーベルから作品をリリースしているofftheskyことJason Corder、そしてソロ活動の他に、Library TapesことDavid WenngrenとのプロジェクトLe Lendemain、また第三のメンバーとして名を連ねるThe Boatsでも活躍しているチェリストDanny Norburyの3人によるコラボレーション・プロジェクトKinder Scoutのデビューアルバム。

Danny NorburyはThe BoatsのAndrew HargreavesのレーベルLacies Recordsから1stソロアルバムをリリースしていますが、Jason CorderもSet In SandことMatt YaringtonとのユニットColor Cassetteで、The Boats~The Remote ViewerのCraig Tattersall(ともうひとりのThe Remote ViewerのメンバーAndrew Johnson)が主宰するMoteerのサブレーベルMobeerからアルバムをリリースしたことがあり、またThe Boatsの2010年の来日公演時にIanとDunnyはお互いソロセットでステージを共にしているなど、まさにKinder ScoutはHome Normal、Moteer周辺の友好関係のある人脈がつながり結晶化されたようなプロジェクトとなります。

まずIan HawgoodとDanny NorburyがUKのスタジオでのセッションでベーシックトラックを作り、その出来上がったトラックのオーディオ・ファイルをアメリカ コロラド州のJason Corderに送り、Jasonがさらに音を加えたり、細部をまとめるなどのエディットを担当して完成させた、UK~US間のファイル交換の形で制作。


Anticipate RecordingsからリリースしているMorgan Packardをはじめ、Jason Corderの友人の数人のアーティスト達がヴォーカル、パーカッション、サックスなどでゲストで参加。また、今作のジャケットのアートワークはKinder Scoutの3人それぞれとつながりの深いThe Boats~The Remote ViewerのCraig Tattersallが手掛けています。