The Flat Holm Island Sessions

by Listing Ships

  • Here's the story - we took over an entire island for four days at the end of last year, recording, writing, taking samples and filming the whole process, so we thought a straightforward CD or vinyl release wouldn't do justice to the way we put this record together. So we proudly present a treasure trove of Listing Ships content in the LIMITED-EDITION HAND-MADE BOTTLE package.

    Along with the bottle you'll find a 8GB USB stick embedded into the cork, map of Flat Holm Island insert, and the following digital contents:

    ---------------- 1. The Flat Holm Island Sessions ----------------

    This is what you're here for - the music that makes up our new record. We recorded tracks 1-3 on Flat Holm Island, in a converted Victorian barracks building, while track 4 is composed entirely from samples taken in the lighthouse on the island (with a few bits of synth added in). Track 5 was recorded by us on the hottest day of last year in a tiny concrete room, while tracks 6 and 7 are brand new remixes. We've included uncompressed WAV and MP3 version and individual track artwork for you.

    The tracklisting, in case you lose the insert from the bottle(!):
    - Drop The Anchors
    - Fireship
    - The Wolves
    - The Lighthouse
    - All Aboard The MS Stockholm
    - The Wolves (Kid Kid remix)
    - Fireship (BNF Recon)

    ---------------- 2. Videos ----------------

    We made a documentary about our visit to Flat Holm Island, which is available for the first time here. It's a bit like This Is Spinal Tap set at sea.

    Other videos:
    - A dramatic movie trailer for the Listing Ships documentary.
    - The video for Equus Ager, filmed by Fred Perraut during one of our rehearsals.
    - The video for The 100 Gun Ship, assembled by our former drummer Dave Balch from old war and Navy footage.
    - The video for Alba Adriatica, filmed by Fred Perraut during a recording session at the RNLI lifeboat station on Hayling Island in 2012.
    - The video for Nutcracker Six, filmed in Venice.

    ---------------- 3. Bonus Listing Ships music ----------------

    Last year we put out a remix album called 'Ship of Theseus', in which we asked a load of people to remix tracks from our album The Hayling Island Sessions - that's included here as a bonus for you, along with two of our early tracks from 2011, Skipper's Daughter and Melusine Romance.

    ---------------- 4. Photos ----------------

    Photos from our stay on Flat Holm Island, along with an audio diary/photo slideshow recorded for and first broadcast on BBC Radio Oxford.
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  • Pre-order of The Flat Holm Island Sessions in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app. You'll get the album the moment it’s released.
    releases 01 May 2014

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1.
Drop The Anchors
2.
Fireship
3.
The Wolves
4.
The Lighthouse
5.
All Aboard The MS Stockholm
6.
The Wolves (Kid Kin remix)
7.
Fireship (BNF Recon)

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releases 01 May 2014

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