The Kingdom Of Mercia
Presented in a luxury “Evidence Bag” packaging. Super Limited Edition – Black vinyl-design CD-R in a brown card button & string sleeve.
Conceived & created by M. Peach & K. Peach
Synths, Guitars, Field Recordings & Programming – M. Peach
Piano & Voice – K. Peach
EMS Synths – Brian Dougans & Dave Spiers
Guest Voices – Gary Parsons, Todd Gardner & Susan & Bob Aucote
Saxophones – Adrian Gibbons & Michael Somerset
Script – M. Peach & K. Peach
Engineering & Production – M. Peach at Hare’s Breath Studios UK & USA
The Stone Tapes
Field Recordings and Experiments by George Albert Wilberforce, ca. 1972-1982
We first met George Albert Wilberforce when he was living across the street from our studio in a council estate bungalow. He’s an old man now and hardly goes anywhere beyond the village shop, but he is full of stories of his travels. Upon learning that we were involved in the field of music and sound production, he gave us a battered cardboard box he said he’d been keeping in his loft. Inside was a series of old electromagnetic tapes, along with some scattered notes. G.A. Wilberforce had been a researcher of sound phenomena, and the tapes held recordings that he’d made during the course of his travels. Although he no longer wishes to talk about the recordings, from the notes we’ve gleaned that he made them whilst visiting historical sites spread throughout the British Isles. The curious thing about the tapes is that they were made by recording stone using special modified equipment G.A. had acquired. Using our modern studio technology, we converted the EMF and atmosphere recordings into control voltages and digital waveforms. We then sent these signals into our collection of modular synthesizers. We have made the results of this long-forgotten experiment available for others to hear. Some would say the recorded sounds capture the vestiges of time itself… or are proof of ghosts. We encourage you to make up your own mind on this matter. –M.P. and K.P.
In the second installment from The Stone Tapes they explore The Kingdom of Mercia.
Black vinyl-design CD-R in a brown card button & string sleeve.
Track 11 contains an excerpt from “Subterranean Hattusa” by Synthi A from the album Ignition Of The Sun (fsoldigital.com)
Thanks to Brian Dougans at fsoldigital.com, Dave Spiers at gforcesoftware.com, Gary Parsons, Adrian Gibbons, Michael Somerset, Todd Gardner, Sue & Bob Aucote
- 01George's Sister01:49
- 02The Friar With The Gory Cowl03:38
- 03The Marmion Stone03:39
- 04The Lady In White 02:13
- 05Tamworth Castle 03:05
- 06The Lady In Black 03:04
- 07The Moat House 03:06
- 08The Abduction 00:31
- 09The Witches' Table 04:19
- 10The Hopwas Copper Plates 04:52
- 11George Visits Jim 00:56
- 12Jim's Synth 04:39
- 13St. Editha's 01:34
- 14Sound 66 04:39