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Collecting the first transmission of the Lost Map VISITATIONS series, previously only available via subscription: three limited-edition 12" EPs, housed in an extra-glossy sleeve with a customised design by David Galletly, and an insert with artwork and photos taken by the artist during their stay. Each package comes with a CD copy (often with bonus tracks), as well as a printed postcard with download code for all the audio and photos taken during the project. All packaged in a sweet pink tote bag!
About VISITATIONS: "Artists are invited to spend one week in solitude, in Sweeney’s Bothy, a cosy eco-cabin located on the north-side of the island. Lost Map provides recording equipment and instruments, and artists can also bring whatever they want with them. No specific remit - just freedom to create the music they fancy making. We ask them to document their stay, either with a diary, sketchbook and/or photos, and we collect all this alongside the music they make.The project started in July 2017, and the first series is now ready to launch, with three different artists having taken part - MONOGANON, FREE LOVE and SLOW TREE. You can discover more about each act, below."
"MONOGANON is the alias of John B. McKenna, a skilfully diverse multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, who hails from Carluke, Scotland, and is currently based in Malmö, Sweden. His 2013 album, F A M I L Y, was our first ever release on Lost Map - a mesmeric collage of distorted guitars, layered vocals and synthesised noise, ambling and diverting across wide sonic terrain, simultaneously paving the way for the label's kaleidoscopic identity.
FREE LOVE, cosmic duo Suzi Rodden and Lewis Cook, are a couple whose pulsating psychedelic odysseys have been emanating from Glasgow since 2013, via esteemed labels Night School, and the Optimo imprint, So Low. Formerly operating under the name Happy Meals, their transformation into Free Love is now complete, where hi-NRG Italo disco and 90s rave-pop thrills complement the undulating drones of their sonic and yogic experimentalism.
SLOW TREE's blissfully somnambulant soundscapes are the work of Neil Hamilton Wilkinson and Abi Fry - two residents of the neighbouring Isle of Skye, and members of indomitable pastoral-rock titans, British Sea Power.