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Key Album Info
ARTIST The Low Drift
TITLE ‘The Low Drift’
RELEASE DATE : March 4rd 2022
FORMAT : Vinyl, CD, Download, Stream
FILE UNDER : Folk, Acoustic, Hauntology, Psychogeography
LABEL : Cwm Saerbren
CAT. NO : CWM012121
DISTRIBUTION : AWAL
COVER DESIGN ARTIST : Jane Samuels
EMAIL US AT email@example.com
THE LOW DRIFT
Songs inspired by the land. The beauty and the concrete, the mysteries and the folklore. An album about family, childhood and the memories that landscapes evoke.
In 2019, friends in music Emma Thorpe, Matt Hill and Huw Costin came together to write songs about the land. Working under the guidance of psychogeographers Jane Samuels and Dr. Morag Rose they made a plan to explore edge-lands and barren fields.
That journey, to nowhere in particular, is tracked on their debut album, the eponymously titled The Low Drift. Inspired by the English folk and poet musicians of their youths – Julian Cope, Robert Calvert, Kate Bush - they travelled beyond the Keep Out signs, to the ancient green lanes and sunken tracks where our ancestors buried their bones. The album features shimmering 12 string guitars, minimalist folk picking, spooky harmonies and primitive synths sounds straight out of children's TV that scarred a generation in the 1970's and 80's.
“ ...where we tried to write epic, we could only stumble towards the personal, and where we tried to write history – we could only heed the warnings in the weather, and where we tried to understand - we could only find soliloquies – and arrive nowhere in particular...” - Huw Costin