The Wire


Below The Radar 11

Track 9

"The Field"

from the release Fall Back: Live At Aldeburgh

Label statement:

The new work commissioned by Aldeburgh Music’s Faster than Sound continues the exploratory journey set out in Porter's landmark Aftertime album, unravelling the strands of affinity and contrast between contemporary classical, industrial noise and ritual electronics.

Following on from her work on Aftertime, multi-instrumentalist Cynthia Millar performs the Dobro and Ondes Martenot, a pioneering early electrical instrument from the 1920's, with her haunting arrangements based on traditional Scottish folk song Henry Martin forging an elegiac communion with Porter's dense textures, pulsing bass tones and dynamic atmospherics.