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Land Observations - The Grand Tour mp3 album

  • Performer: Land Observations
  • Title: The Grand Tour
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: VOC DXD MMF AA WAV AAC MPC
  • Released: 2014
  • Style: Experimental, Ambient
  • MP3 album: 1384 mb
  • FLAC album: 1576 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 343
Land Observations - The Grand Tour mp3 album

While the name Land Observations captures the broad strokes of James Brooks ' geographically inspired music, it's more passive than his approach actually is. The former Appliance member practiced a remarkably engaged kind of observing on his acclaimed debut, Roman Roads IV-XI, which lived up to its ancient yet timeless inspiration in its deceptive simplicity. By skillfully layering guitars with hints of motorik rhythms, Brooks encompassed post-rock, ambient, and Krautrock so seamlessly that it belied the effort behind the music

Following up on his 2012 debut as Land Observations, Roman Roads IV-XI, musician-cum-fine artist James Brooks will release The Grand Tour next Monday, July 28, via Mute. A progression of the previous album's sonic navigation of the titular thoroughfares, the new record is named after the toff art-hoovering perambulation around Europe popular in the 17th-19th centuries. It sees Brooks reprising his sole-guitar set-up for a set of looped, layered compositions, occasionally touched by the gentle propulsion of motorik rhythms, following a path moving from 'On Leaving The Kingdom For The.

Release includes a 12" booklet of postcard drawings and a Field recording and a code to obtain a digital copy of the album via download. Instrumental electric guitar compositions that respond to the history and geography of early tourism. This series of guitar recordings create an imaginary travelogue through western, central and southern Europe with reference to the historic Grand Tour. This sonic journal takes in particular routes and cities, in an attempt to explore the beginnings of cultural travel and tourism. Booklet: James Brooks, Geometry of Travel I - VIII, 2014, Pencil drawings.

Album · 2014 · 8 Songs. The Grand Tour Land Observations.

The Grand Tour is the follow up to Land Observation's critically acclaimed debut album, Roman Roads IV-XI. CD Track Listing: On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent. Flatlands And The Flemish Roads. From The Heights Of The Simplon Pass. Ode To Viennese Streets. Walking The Warm Colonnades.

This is James Brooks aka Land Observations and his new album "The Grand Tour", which represents a musical journey through European countries. Stream it courtesy of The Quietus.

Forthcoming album 'The Grand Tour' is billed as an "imaginary travelogue through Western, Central and Southern Europe" - a nod towards the Regency notion of the Ground Tour, a gap year of sorts for the 18th century aristocracy. Deliberately imposing limitations on himself, James Brooks recorded the album within sight of the Alps and restricted himself to one electric guitar and an array of vintage kit. Check out opening track 'On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent' below. The Grand Tour' will be released on July 28th

Tracklist

A1 On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent
A2 Flatlands And The Flemish Roads
A3 From The Heights Of The Simplon Pass
A4 Nice To Turin
B1 Ode To Viennese Streets
B2 The Brenner Pass
B3 Walking The Warm Colonnades
B4 Return To Ravenna

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mute Artists Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Mute Artists Ltd.
  • Published By – Mute Song
  • Recorded At – Bridge And Tunnel Mobile
  • Mastered At – Calyx Mastering
  • Lacquer Cut At – Calyx Mastering
  • Pressed By – MPO

Credits

  • Design – Jesse Holborn
  • Design Concept [Drawings & Concept] – James Brooks
  • Engineer, Mixed By – James Brooks, Mark Bihler
  • Lacquer Cut By – JAN*
  • Mastered By – Bo Kondren
  • Music By, Arranged By, Performer, Electric Guitar [Electric VI String Guitar] – James Brooks

Notes

Release includes a 12" booklet of postcard drawings and a Field recording
and a code to obtain a digital copy of the album via download.

Instrumental electric guitar compositions that respond to the history and geography of early tourism.
This series of guitar recordings create an imaginary travelogue through western, central and southern
Europe with reference to the historic Grand Tour. This sonic journal takes in particular routes and cities,
in an attempt to explore the beginnings of cultural travel and tourism.

Booklet: James Brooks, Geometry of Travel I - VIII, 2014, Pencil drawings on archival postcards, 10 x 14.8 cm
Booklet (Centre Spread): James Brooks, Field Recording, 24:36, Pencil drawing on prepared canvas, 60 x 90 cm
Front Cover: James Brooks, Field Recording, 24:36 (detail), Pencil drawing on prepared canvas, 60 x 90 cm

℗ 2014 Mute Artists Limited
© 2014 Mute Artists Limited
Printed in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): Stumm 369 A JAN/CALYX MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): Stumm 369 B JAN/CALYX MPO
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5051083081245
  • Label Code: LC27959
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ISTUMM369 Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(8xFile, Album, MP3, 320) Mute ISTUMM369 UK 2014
9600-2, 724596960028 Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(CD, Album) Mute, Mute 9600-2, 724596960028 USA & Canada 2014
CDSTUMM369 Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(CD, Album) Mute CDSTUMM369 UK & Europe 2014
none Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Mute none UK & Europe 2014

Tracklist

1 On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent 4:59
2 Flatlands And The Flemish Roads 5:45
3 From The Heights Of The Simplon Pass 4:46
4 Nice To Turin 4:39
5 Ode To Viennese Streets 5:15
6 The Brenner Pass 4:44
7 Walking The Warm Colonnades 4:30
8 Return To Ravenna 5:51

Notes

Digital download available with purchase of The Grand Tour from www.muteartistsdownloads.com/thegrandtour

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
STUMM369, 5051083081245 Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(LP, Album) Mute, Mute STUMM369, 5051083081245 UK 2014
9600-2, 724596960028 Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(CD, Album) Mute, Mute 9600-2, 724596960028 USA & Canada 2014
CDSTUMM369 Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(CD, Album) Mute CDSTUMM369 UK & Europe 2014
none Land Observations The Grand Tour ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Mute none UK & Europe 2014




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