by John Davis

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    Track one contains John Davis' soundtrack music for the 2016 film "Harbour" by Eric Stewart, while track two is a previously unreleased side length track by John. LP includes black vinyl with two-sided insert.

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The two tracks stretching each side of this LP register two different approaches.

The first track is the result of a collaboration for the film "Harbour" by Eric Stewart. Here, John's intentional score finds a functional equity with the themes, images, and ideas inherent in the work. Dreamlike atmosphere combined with sonic detail provides listeners with an almost visible resonance, as apparitions of Westward Expansion echo through every transition and phase of the recording.

"Harbour is a 16 mm film focusing on the English Fascination with the Pacific Northwest. It evaluates ecological simulation and historic recreation to find in Landscape a stage for the enactment of the Other. In the 19th century English aristocrats were especially fascinated with the large evergreens of the Pacific Coast. Entrepreneurs and naturalists began importing spectacular trees, such as the California Redwood, throughout the United Kingdom. This importation of fauna was part of a circuit of appropriation through recreation; where the English simulated, in garden and greenhouse, the ecology of colonial landholdings while exporting English culture and architecture to said colonial locales."

For the second side, John utilizes audio oscillators and control signals that favor more discordant and angular structures, eventually settling into an ethereal mood with spacious guitar, keyboards and field recordings that ease the listener toward the afterglow of an early evening winter sun.

All tracks were created using electronics, keyboards, stringed instruments, tape loops and field recordings.


released December 1, 2018

Recorded at Fern Place Studios 2016/2018

Thank you Eric, Chris, Lawrence and Joanna

Mastered by James Plotkin

Images courtesy of the Library of Congress Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

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Bimodal Press, BMP002, 2018


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