GLYPHIC BLOOM [LP]

by James Joys

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "If the future should ever come to stay again, it will only be to haunt us."

    Wrought and constructed from field recordings made in Newcastle upon Tyne from 2002-2013.

    Newcastle offers, on first wander, a duality of movement, one that’s present throughout the entire city; the elevated walkways for pedestrians and the motorways below for cars. But soon you might notice the subterranean footways that creep below the roads and perch above the underground metro system. You might hear of the invisible rivers that still flow underneath Grey Street and the Highbridge quarter south towards the Tyne, culverted and as silent as the coal tunnels that run from the west towards the Ouseburn valley in the east. There is a third movement, glimpsed as dramatic shards elevated high above the wanderer on Dean Street and the Ouseburn; the overhead east coast railway line. Newcastle gives you a thrilling sense that there is always another groove cut underneath you, or above you. It innervates the wanderer and proffers a modality of movement – that of the hop, skip and cut– analogous to the syntax of musical and poetic rhythm. The city is crosscut and overlaid with conditions and registers of speed, and made alive by those use them – the speed tribes.

    James Joys / Glyphic Bloom
    180-gram vinyl
    May 2013
    JT001

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes two additional tracks featuring the amazing Sadie Wiggin aka Wellington Boot.

    James Joys // Glyphic Bloom
    Paper sleeve
    JT001
    May 2013

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James Joys: oboes, clarinets, pianos, synths, oscillator lunchbox, zither, recorders, guitars, laptops, body sounds, twigs, branches, bones, stones, bridges, rivers, rain, fire, mbira, vocals, percussion, bells, SU10, car parks, subways, and tunnels.

Pete Devlin: vocals on 'The Face You Don't Recognise.'

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released May 2, 2013

Written, performed, recorded, mixed & mastered by James Joys. Except 'The Face You Don't Recognise', written by James Joys and Pete Devlin.

Endless thanks to John Ayers. Thanks to Pete Devlin.

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Track Name: The Face You Don't Recognise (ft. Pete Devlin)
Go blind, I'll steal your light.