Music For A Flat Landscape is Abbott’s original score for British film The Goob by writer and director Guy Myhill, a coming-of-age tale set in Abbott’s native (and very flat) Norfolk.
Abbott’s electronic score is described as “an effective contrast to the decaying rural setting, underlining the inherent violence in one generation giving way to the next.” Developing some of the sounds and themes of Wysing Forest, which was recorded in a remote spot in Cambridgeshire, his drum-free soundtrack is meant to be as spacious and meditative as the landscape – hear ‘Night Bike’ below and check the movie trailer underneath.
After picking up an award at the Stockholm Film Festival, the soundtrack is now getting a full release on Abbott’s new Buffalo Temple label, available in vinyl (limited to 500 copies), hand-printed CD and digital formats on May 25.
Abbott has also announced some dates across the UK and Europe this summer – scroll down for those, and watch him go Against The Clock on FACT TV.
May 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – The Culture Yard
May 15 – Warsaw, Poland – CSW Zamek Ujazdowski
May 16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Club Closure.
May 29 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern w/ Plaid
August 1 – Leipzig, Germany – Nacht Digital Festival
August 8 – London, UK – Visions Festival