Vic Mars - The Land and The Garden - Clay Pipe Music
One of the things we love about Frances' work for Clay Pipe is that each time a record is reissued she makes changes to it - a new colour vinyl, an additional track, and in this instance new cover art - this is the 'Hollyhock' edition of Vic Mars 'The Land and the Garden'.
The release details on Clay Pipe explain more about the albums creation:
"In 2013 whilst still based in Japan but on a visit home, Vic was stuck by the reprints of vintage British Railway posters hanging in his brothers house. Back in Japan, homesick and inspired by his childhood memories of the Herefordshire landscape he started the initial recordings for The Land and the Garden, carefully piecing together string and Mellotron soundscapes using archaic tracker software, and recording direct to cassette tape. During this time he immersed himself in the music of British classical composers such as Gustav Holst, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, the minimalist work of Wim Mertens and 1970’s children's BBC soundtracks such as those by Freddie Phillips, and Vernon Elliot. "
The Hollyhock edition is the second pressing of the LP, released in January 2016 on black vinyl. The record was released in an edition of 500 copies, comes in a reverse board sleeve and is hand-numbered.