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The Hardy Tree

The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

Clay Pipe

Released: 26th February 2021



The Hardy Tree is Clay Pipe founder, Frances Castle's own magical project. Her music is beguiling and wonderful. Solid Monorail favourite. Yellow vinyl.

The music on 'The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath' was inspired by Frances' local London neighbourhood, a soundtrack to the past beneath the pavements, its early grass covered hills, Victorian heyday, and 20th century sprawl. Recorded at home in an attic room over a year, she patched and stitched together an orchestral jigsaw puzzle of sounds that hint at audio memories, ghost orchestras, cinema organs, folk song, and static and crackle.