Coordinates #1 (2018)
Music, photography and concept by Aboutface.
Side A – Track name: 16°45'37.0"N 92°43'20.6"W
Side B - Track name: 53°06'06.5"N 0°11'27.5"W
Digital Bonus release:
Aboutface Feat Sanjai Sankar - Pipistrellus Nathusii
Aboutface Feat. Sanjai Sankar - Nyctalus Noctula
Cat number: COORDEP001
Mastered/Lacquer cut – Calyx, Berlin.
Dj/Radio Support: Jane Fitz, Nic Tasker (Whities), Optimo (Espacio), Secretsundaze, DjDeep, Leif.
limited 300 x clear vinyl only, 35mm film artwork, hand stamped made by The English Stamp Co. Distributed by Rubadub.
All sales via Bandcamp donate profits to the Bat Conservation trust.
All temporal things, whether material or mental, are compounded objects in a continuous change of condition, subject to decline and destruction.
Recital of Friedrich Nietzsche's 'Will to power' by Jenna Whelan
The inaugural release on enigmatic conceptual artist and Freerotation regular Aboutface’s new label Coordinates- a limited physical release series exclusively showcasing his music and original art, depicting conceptual themes and exploring the aural terrain of two sets of location coordinates around the world. Coordinates #1 explores the relationship between a human cohabiting bat colony in Lincolnshire, England, and the ancient mayan culture of the Zinacantecs from the Chiapas region in Mexico, who in their native tongue refer to their land as - Sot’s’lab (Land of Bats).
The theme is articulated through triggered ultrasonic bat recordings from the Collegiate Church to affect the rhythm and timbre of live synthesis and instrumentation, alongside the cultural history of the Zinacantecs - a bat worshiping mayan community of the Chiapas region of Mexico, influencing the tonality and mood
The research and experimentation is used to articulate a conceptual sonic narrative of the impermanent nature of existence; the cycles of birth, prominence, decay and rebirth of all things. Exploring the ebbs and flow of religious identity, cultural tradition, the universal ecology of all living things, urbanisation and the perception of the role of the the subconscious, all locked in fleeting circles of rise and decay, phasing in and out of alignment.
Considering a connection between sociopolitical and environmental change through interspecies solidarity and utilisation of the subconscious mind.
The Collegiate Church of Holy Trinity Tattershall
Bat Conservation trust
Ian Nixon - Wildlife ecologist
Michael Smythe - The Nomad Project/Phytology