Blackford Hill have just released a fantastic new compilation album, with accompanying publication, featuring lots of familiar names from around the city including Andrew Wasylyk, Sam Annand, Tommy Perman, SHHE, Kinbrae, and Becca Clark.
The album, titled Peace and Plenty, was created in response to the unfolding events in Ukraine throughout the last few months, with all profits being donated to UNICEF to support their work in Ukraine. Featuring 36-tracks created by musicians from across Scotland and beyond, the compilation is wonderfully rich and layered.
Collated by designer/publisher Simon Lewin and electronic musician/artist Tommy Perman, the co-curators approached artists that they admired from afar, as well as musician friends they have already worked with, all sharing a deep love of musical experimentation. The result is a shimmering, meditative, at times visceral and foreboding blend of works, some responding directly to the war in Ukraine, others simply sharing stunning tracks in solidarity with the cause.
The album is a companion piece to the third edition of Oscillations, Blackford Hill’s limited edition journal. Released two or three times a year, it explores art, music, architecture, poetry, travel and photography, more often than not connected to a sense of place.
Blackford Hill are an Edinburgh-based record label founded by designer/publisher Simon Lewin and artist, designer and musician Tommy Perman.
Their releases encompass electronica, field recordings, modern classical, spoken word and jazz – all connected to or inspired by a sense of place, created in a variety of audio and print formats.
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