A new solo album..

For fans of: David Lynch, The KLF, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Haiku Salut jump to tracks: 3. Spindle Waves and 5. Delta Waves

Sleeping on Trains is the 3rd album in the ‘Sleeping on Trains’ series by Mark Rolfe (Lorna).

Using a series of field recordings made in August 2016, the idea is to use those loops and play them back live alongside loops of heavily delayed guitar, piano, strings and old tapes. I was always fascinated by KLF’s Chill Out album and how the entire album was recorded live using samples as instruments. As in the previous two volumes, the theme for this album is transportation, and many of the field recordings were captured live on trains, buses, subways and planes. Additionally, a lot of the ambience recording was done from huge open spaces and cathedrals, especially in Italy.

The recordings were made between Prague and Rome between August 8th – 19th 2016 and the music was recorded between August 22nd and 27th 2016. I always wanted to record as much of the album live without any overdubs, and mix it as it was being recorded, hence why the process was very quick.

The album was recorded in my home studio in Nottingham, England and the artwork once again gratefully created by Josh Callaway (Coastal).

Mark Rolfe – August 2016.

Out now: https://markrolfe.bandcamp.com/album/sleeping-on-trains-volume-iii-2

All summer long

Thanks to everyone supported us this summer, it was lovely to meet so many new people. Our hometown show at The Bodega was very memorable, it was wonderful to see such a great (and animated) crowd in.  Indietracks was a memory we will treasure for a long time too.

There’s a few show announcements looming, until then it’s time to get that new album mixed!.  Our lovely friend (Dr) Rein Ove Sikveland is going to take a break from playing with us but will most likely still to be involved in the recording process. He’s a terrific friend, a wonderful brain and unbelievable musician.   We our delighted to announce that (Dr) Anna Quine who covered for Rein over the summer will be sticking around for the long run too. thanks Anna!  Mark –

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Photo: (The) Wayne Mills.

The Indietracks Festival

Lorna are delighted to confirm they will be appearing at this years ‘Indietracks’ Festival over the weekend of July 29-31st 2016.  They will be appearing alongside St Etienne, The Aislers Set and many others.   Early bird weekend tickets are available now, priced £72 from http://www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets/

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