• Our 30th release: Mute Swimmer is out now

    12 Abr 2010, 10:07 de thegreatpark

    Hello everyone


    I'm delighted to tell you that our 30th release 'Mute Swimmer' is now available to buy from the website.


    Mute Swimmer is the name of the solo musical project of Guy Dale - resident of Brighton and a long term contributor to Woodland Recordings. He had a song on both of the Oxfam compilations, a track from the original sessions for this album on the Home Taping Is Music comp and his band Funés gave us our 21st release. It's fair to say that this album has been a labour of love for quite some time, and I know we're all happy to share it now.


    The album is Guy on vocals and acoustic guitar, but it also features playing and singing from Kay Johnson, The Diamond Family Archive, The Great Park and Nezih Antakli.


    Guy has made some beautiful, careful artwork for this and we've got 110 numbered copies with lyric sheet inserts, fold out covers, photos, etc. Handsome.


    As a taster here's a free download of 'Different Name' from the album:


    http://www.mediafire.com/?gn4lmmg0jqi
  • some thoughts on some songs

    8 Nov 2009, 20:24 de muteswimmer

    i’ve always loved john cage’s 4’ 33”. not so much for the point made about the relative status and ultimate impossibility of silence but for the way in which the audience come to create the piece in some measure accidently, to embody it’s principle through the performance.....
    .. ..
    in early talking heads david byrne always sang as if he was outside looking in – a kind of anxious, disinterested (unpoetic) poetry of the mundane and absurd.....
    .. ..
    i am always weirdly thrilled by kylie minogue’s ‘can’t get you out of my head’ not because of the way that it expresses the obsessive first flush of love (though it does that really well too) but because it is a kind of pure pop tautology – it puts it’s addictive primary hook precisely where you can’t get it out of your head and then it tells you so. along with other aspects of her person, i just find that sexy.....
    .. ..
    stephen malkmus is particularly brilliant at splicing his lyrics with little asides as to the artifice of the song itself…
  • New cds from Thirty Pounds Of Bone and Fee Reega out now.

    8 Sep 2009, 12:52 de thegreatpark

    Hello friends

    Quick message to remind you that we have two new releases out right now:

    WR025 - Thirty Pounds Of Bone 'And They Go Down To It In Ships'

    "Lamb singing more beautifully than ever...another barrel of timeless folk laments." Is This Music

    This is released in an edition of 100 copies - 5 songs on a stamped cd in a starched and stained sail cloth cover with a hand stitched booklet. Each copy is individually numbered and hand stamped throughout. Yes please.

    Thirty Pounds Of Bone playing these concerts in Germany this week:

    04/09/09 Intersoup, Berlin
    05/09/09 Johann Rose, Berlin
    09/09/09 Ä, Berlin
    10/09/09 Makrele, Hamburg
    11/09/09 Schilling Bar, Berlin

    Playing with Johny at these shows is The Great Park - with the exception of the final Berlin show, which will be with The Diamond Family Archive and a King James set to boot. Holy moly.




    ALSO OUT:

    WR026 - Fee Reega 'Verstand der Dinge'

  • Our 21st release

    1 Feb 2009, 21:41 de thegreatpark

    A live recording from Funés - recorded in Brighton a year ago - is now available to buy at www.woodlandrecordings.com and to listen to here at Last.fm. It's a scrappy, messy recording of a band in full flight - a wonderful performance.

    Funés are Guy Dale (Mute Swimmer), Sam Collins (Mid-west Blues), Andrew Thomas (-a+M) and Simon Masters (Treecreeper).

    The cd is limited to 50 copies - each with a photograph and hand stamped and numbered cds. £8, including postage anywhere in the world.
  • Our 18th release

    17 Oct 2008, 10:07 de thegreatpark

    IT IS WITH SOME SENSE OF RELIEF AND ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT I CAN SAY THAT THE Woodland Recordings COMPILATION 'HOME TAPING IS MUSIC' (WROO18) IS FINALLY AVAILABLE.

    IT FEATURES 17 TRACKS FROM PEOPLE WE LOVE, MANY THAT WERE RECORDED ESPECIALLY FOR THIS COLLECTION. THE FULL TRACKLISTING IS:

    1. -a+M - THE POWER OF STRING (EXCLUSIVE)
    2. Birdengine - SHE'S BEEN LIVING IN THE CORN (EXCLUSIVE)
    3.Jesus Licks - INTO THE WOODS
    4. The Diamond Family Archive - I WAS DEAD (EXCLUSIVE)
    5. Great Destroyer - BIRD ISLAND
    6. Liz Green - OSTRICH SONG (EXCLUSIVE)
    7. The Great Park - HEARTSONG (FROM FORTHCOMING W/R/ RELEASE)
    8. Twenty-one Crows - A NIGHT IN THE LIFE
    9. Mid-west Blues - VAGRANT (EXCLUSIVE)
    1O. Mute Swimmer - A NIGHT IN (FROM FORTHCOMING W/R/ RELEASE)
    11. Kristin McClement - THE WILD GRIPS (FROM FORTHCOMING W/R/ RELEASE)
    12. Men Diamler - JOY
    13. Blanket - WOOD FOR FIRE (EXCLUSIVE, LIVE AT MAIDA VALE FOR BBC RADIO 1)
    14. Sons of Noel and Adrian - THE WRECK IS NOT A BOAT