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Released: 15.03.19







The latest release from electro-acoustic and experimental sound artist Kevin Wilkinson, Reclaim is driven by a socio-political agenda and a potent understanding of time and place. Reclaim is an exploration of the environmental and sociological impact of urban sprawl and green belt construction that also acknowledges the impermanence of these man-made structures and the relentless, unmatched power of nature.

Reclaim’s first track finds Wilkinson moving from unsteady pastoralism and flowing water into claustrophobic industrial terrain that buckles and warps itself from clamour to haunting semi-silence. The second two-part section maps out a similar journey in reverse, using and manipulating sound recordings from abandoned farm buildings to suggest dizzying infernos and deep churning pits of earth. Reclaim is a powerful meditation on how we treat nature, and how it might treat us in return.




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