David Newlyn / The Past Increases, The Future Recedes
Based just outside the city of Durham in the North of England, David Newlyn has been creating melancholic ambient music since 2007 and has had numerous works released on labels such as Hibernate, Cotton Goods, Time Released Sound, Tokyo Droning and Flaming Pines. His latest album, “The Past Increases, The Future Recedes” sees David’s fascination with the loss of quality in recorded sound translated into 9 pieces. Many of the recordings, while recorded clearly, have been degraded by re-recording onto cassettes or mobile devices. These recordings then paired with piano or guitar recordings present David’s vision taking us on a dreamlike ride through the landscape of North East England.
The album title is an extract from the following text:
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the future hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting. Credited to Haruki Murakami in the book Abandoned Futures by Tong Lam.
Recorded at home using computer, keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fretless bass, cassette recorder, 4 track cassette recorder and various mobile phones and cameras.
Artwork by Katie English
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