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Lawrence English‘s Wilderness of Mirrors was one of FACT’s favorite albums of 2014.

Now the Australian experimental music veteran is set to follow it up with Viento, a new plate of dazzling pure sound. Here we find English going back to pure field recording – the two sides of the record are two separate recordings of wind, one from Patagonia and one from Antarctica.

As you would probably expect, they’re as high quality and gripping as field recordings come; textured, deep and surprisingly engaging moments captured by a master of the craft. You can hear the whole record in full below, and if you happen to be in Europe at the end of January, English is embarking on a rare tour in support of Wilderness of Mirrors, so don’t forget to make a note in your diary.

FACT’s John Twells interviewed English last year and spoke about his techniques, the enduring influence of his native Australia and his influential label Room40. English also recently contributed an in-depth guide to field recording, interviewing some of the scene’s most important figures and detailing their processes.

Viento will be released soon on limited-edition 200g vinyl in a special letterpress sleeve on US imprint Taiga.

Tour Dates:

01/22/2015 – Spectaculare Festival, Prague (CZ)
01/23/2015 – Cafe OTO, London (UK)
01/24/2015 – Netwerk, Aalst (BE)
01/25/2015 – Fluister, Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht (NL)
01/28/2015 – Berghain, Berlin, As Part Of CTM Un Tune (DE)
01/29/2015 – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen (DK)
01/30/2015 – Blå, Oslo (NO)
01/31/2015 – HEK, Basel (CH)
02/01/2015 – Cave12, Geneva (CH)

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