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ANDREW CHALK
Time Of Hayfied LP
Faraway Press 13 / UK / 2017
Time of Hayfied (recorded in 2005), represents a thematic shift away from more long-form and slowly developing pieces Andrew Chalk is known for prior to this and also especially in his work with Mirror (1999-2004). It is the stepping stones between two worlds and is still steeped in foggy textural atmospheres, but as though pierced by sunlight through a forest canopy, where melodies and harmonic structures appear and dart through the vignettes. There is a sense of lost golden summers and all is enhanced by the narrative of the seven pieces and the choice of imagery – surrealistic and yet entirely familiar at once. Electic piano played by Vikki Jackman on Seven Suns-the final piece on the album. Out of print for many years, here presented on vinyl for the first time.