School of Language - Sea From Shore

Sea From Shore

School of Language

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks £8.00
CD Album 11 tracks £5.00
Download Album (mp3) 11 tracks £5.00
Download Album (aac) 11 tracks £5.00
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

School of Language - Sea From Shore

In April 2007, Sunderland trio Field Music (David Brewis, Peter Brewis and Andrew Moore) announced in a round-a-bout way that they were clearing their diary of all band activity in the hope that a change of situation and expectation might help them to become as productive as they'd always hoped they would be. They tried to make it known that they had no intention of splitting up in the acknowledged sense, but would instead use Field Music (as a group of people, a company, a way of working) as a tool to help the three core members, individually and collectively, to get creative and produce more and better music, expanding on the ideas hinted at in their two and half critically-acclaimed albums; 2007's Tones of Town, Write Your Own History, a collection of b-sides and early feet-finding released in 2006, and 2005's eponymous debut.

Since Field Music's final tour of the US in March 07, David Brewis has been busily piecing together this first School of Language record, which can perhaps be seen as the first test of the above proposition. Primarily recorded by David alone and consciously susceptible to the cut-and-paste, multi-tasking tangents induced by laptop recording, these constructions are resolutely un-band-like, veering between the intricate and unplayable and the solitary and unadorned, their cohesion stemming from an embrace of all that is most obtuse and personal.

Sea From Shore is bookended by the quartet of 'Rockist' tracks, a series of daydreams on words, their meanings and the decisions which follow from them, all underpinned by a collection of incessant looped voices. The album can, in some ways, be seen as a companion piece to Tones of Town but where that record was preoccupied with the choices resulting from questions of time and place, here time is tied to people - often because of their absence, but at other times because their closeness is what rejuvenates us.

Adding a collaborative presence, the album features one or two cameo appearances from David's hometown friends. Barry Hyde of the Futureheads plays guitar and sings on Disappointment '99, while the same band's David Craig, sings on Disappointment ’99 and Extended Holiday, along with former star of Kenickie and Rosita, Marie Nixon and their friend Sarah McKeown. School of Language's live appearances, however, have thus far been completely solo - a one man and his guitar performance about as far removed from the current crop of anodyne singer-songwriters as it's possible to be. These sporadic live shows have been witness to solo re-readings of the occasional Field Music song, and of long-lost songs from David's previous recording foray as the New Tellers

Reviews

“his subtly captivating solo debut builds a suitably grand yet homely edifice on the sure foundation of his old band’s thrillingly ornate pastoral chamber-pop **** Observer Music Monthly

“uniquely affecting pop” Mojo ****

“bursts free from Field Music's pop delicacy, to contrive a meticulously distorted artrock wig-out. It's powerful, intricate stuff.” Uncut

"beautiful guitar-based rock poppery" **** Loaded Magazine

"David Brewis is one of the genius songwriters of our time.” Zane Lowe Radio 1

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (MI0106LP)
  1. School Of Language - Rockist part 1
  2. School Of Language - Rockist part 2
  3. School Of Language - Disappointment '99
  4. School Of Language - Poor Boy
  5. School Of Language - Keep Your Water
  6. School Of Language - Marine Life
  7. School Of Language - Ships
  8. School Of Language - This Is No Fun
  9. School Of Language - Extended Holiday
  10. School Of Language - Rockist Part 3 (Aposiopesis)
  11. School Of Language - Rockist Part 4
CD Album (MI0106CD)
  1. School Of Language - Rockist part 1
  2. School Of Language - Rockist part 2
  3. School Of Language - Disappointment '99
  4. School Of Language - Poor Boy
  5. School Of Language - Keep Your Water
  6. School Of Language - Marine Life
  7. School Of Language - Ships
  8. School Of Language - This Is No Fun
  9. School Of Language - Extended Holiday
  10. School Of Language - Rockist Part 3 (Aposiopesis)
  11. School Of Language - Rockist Part 4
Download Album (MI0106CD)
  1. School Of Language - Rockist part 1
  2. School Of Language - Rockist part 2
  3. School Of Language - Disappointment '99
  4. School Of Language - Poor Boy
  5. School Of Language - Keep Your Water
  6. School Of Language - Marine Life
  7. School Of Language - Ships
  8. School Of Language - This Is No Fun
  9. School Of Language - Extended Holiday
  10. School Of Language - Rockist Part 3 (Aposiopesis)
  11. School Of Language - Rockist Part 4

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Rockist part 1 2m 15s £0.79
2 Rockist part 2 3m 13s £0.79
3 Disappointment '99 4m 2s £0.79
4 Poor Boy 4m 19s £0.79
5 Keep Your Water 5m 21s £0.79
6 Marine Life 2m 42s £0.79
7 Ships 2m 46s £0.79
8 This Is No Fun 3m 46s £0.79
9 Extended Holiday 3m 19s £0.79
10 Rockist Part 3 (Aposiopesis) 2m 12s £0.79
11 Rockist Part 4 5m 29s £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (11 tracks) £5.00
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

aac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Rockist part 1 2m 15s £0.79
2 Rockist part 2 3m 13s £0.79
3 Disappointment '99 4m 2s £0.79
4 Poor Boy 4m 19s £0.79
5 Keep Your Water 5m 21s £0.79
6 Marine Life 2m 42s £0.79
7 Ships 2m 46s £0.79
8 This Is No Fun 3m 46s £0.79
9 Extended Holiday 3m 19s £0.79
10 Rockist Part 3 (Aposiopesis) 2m 12s £0.79
11 Rockist Part 4 5m 29s £0.79
Entire AAC Download Album (11 tracks) £5.00
AAC format technical details:
These aac tracks have been encoded with the iTunes encoder at 192kbps, a higher quality than on offer from the iTunes music store. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the aacs.