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St James' Gardens

by Ashlar

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Recorded over several Saturday afternoon sessions, the duo’s second album, St James’ Gardens, began with and was inspired by field recordings made in and around the Liverpool park of the same name. This long, narrow park and cemetery nestles below ground level behind Liverpool Cathedral. Although the tracks are largely improvised, the rough sketches created by the collection of field recordings were later worked on in Wil's nearby studio using a combination of hardware and software. The duo processed acoustic and electric guitars, electric piano and analogue synthesizer using guitar pedals, loopers and laptop to create an atmospheric collection of tracks which change the everyday sounds of a city park into something new.


released February 14, 2014

Mixed by Wil Bolton and Phil Edwards
Mastered by Wil Bolton
Cover Photo by Katie English
Released on CD by Hibernate Recordings


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Ashlar is the collaborative project of Wil Bolton and Phil Edwards/PJE.

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