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Hannah Peel

Fir Wave

My Own Pleasure

Released: 26th March 2021

LP Dinked Edition£21.99Out of Stock


Dinked 92
Blue Vinyl
4 x 120x120mm Postcard Set
Hand-Numbered Sleeve in PVC Wallet
Limited Pressing of 375

Hannah Peel has announced the release of a new album, ‘Fir Wave’, out on 26 March 2021 via her own label imprint, My Own Pleasure.
The new album, a sonic shimmer of textures and pulses that switches between raw atmospheric edges and environments, arrives with a
fascinating history. As Peel explains, “The specialist library label KPM, gave me permission to reinterpret the original music of the
celebrated 1972 KPM 1000 series: Electrosonic, the music of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop.” This process of re-
generation and finding fresh inspiration in pioneering, experimental electronics from the early 1970s is at the core of the album. Peel has
made connections and new patterns that mirror the Earth’s ecological cycles through music. Peel explains, “I’m drawn to the patterns
around us and the cycles in life that will keep on evolving and transforming forever. Fir Wave is defined by its continuous environmental
changes and there are so many connections to those patterns echoed in electronic music - it’s always an organic discovery of old and
new.” As Delia Derbyshire revealed in 2000 to BBC sound engineer, journalist and academic Jo Hutton: “I like new things that don’t
seem new . . . as though they’ve always been there.” Known more recently for curating and presenting on BBC Radio 3’s Night Tracks,
the Northern Irish Emmy-nominated composer and producer’s work is ambitious and forward-looking, adapting and re-inventing new
genres and hybrid musical forms. Recent albums include the solo electronic and pop work of Awake But Always Dreaming, which
became an ode to her grandmother’s mind as she lived with dementia; the electronic ruralism of Chalk Hill Blue, an album recorded with
the poet Will Burns; and the space and the unparalleled vastness of Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, scored for synthesisers and a
30 piece colliery brass band. In 2019 she composed and recorded the soundtrack for Game of Thrones: The Last Watch which earned
her an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)’.