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Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre Nimrod Is Lost in Orion and Osyris in the Doggestarre

NIMROD IS LOST IN ORION AND OSYRIS IN THE DOGGESTARRE

The Inward Circles

Music CD
240 x 210mm book
Hardcover / Softcover
64pp

Date of publication: October 2014

Production Details:

Hardcover:
Casebound printed paper cover
160gsm uncoated interior
Music CD
Edition of 100

Softcover:
240gsm matt laminated cover
100gsm uncoated interior
Music CD
Edition of 200

Special Edition of Nine
See main text for details

'—That night destroyed me like an avalanche;
One night turned all my summer back to snow.'


(Christina Rossetti)

Richard Skelton's first solo album in two years is preoccupied with 'the great volume of nature', its delicacy and violence, light and dark, solace and psychological burden. The music hovers between the empyreal and the subterranean, and - framed by the accompanying book of texts, art and photography - offers what Skelton describes as a 'picture of a wood through which slanting light dimly traces other forms'.

Nimrod presents the idea of music - not as the distillation of a specific place (as in works such as Landings and Ridgelines), but as a relic of an imaginary landscape; a series of notional artefacts:

'I wanted to concentrate on sound as a material presence - to explore it as a substance that might endure weathering, to reveal layers of harmonic till with outcrops of more obdurate material; moraines of static, veins of melody.'

The tremulous strings that characterised much of his earlier work have all but disappeared as the music is divested of ornament, revealing the coarse grain of its underlying substrate: a dark mass of shifting tonal colours suffused with filigree detail.

The excerpted texts that make up the accompanying book come from a range of sources, united by a hyper-sensitivity to nature itself; a desire to understand and come to terms with its 'hidden state'. They are figures in the landscape, some of whom construct elaborate systems of classification and natural philosophy, others who seem wounded by their very affinities, and others still who seem lost, or are institutionalised. The tone of the work as a whole - which finds its analogue in the music - is aptly evoked in Gerard Manley Hopkins' poignant phrase: 'nature in all her parcels and faculties gaped and fell apart'. There is a sense of things on the verge of collapse, of despair and regret.

NIMROD IS LOST IN ORION AND OSYRIS IN THE DOGGESTARRE
by The Inward Circles

1. The Organs are Destitute of Sense
2. Ancient Arithmetic of the Hand
3. Glimpses of the Empyreal Light
4. An Art to Make Dust of All Things
5. Two Opposed Leaves at the Root
6. The Soul Itself a Rhombus
7. And in Their Groves of the Sun This Was a Fit Number
8. From Animals Are Drawn Burning Lights

Total Running Time : 59mins
All titles from Thomas Browne's Urn Burial / Garden of Cyrus

SPECIAL EDITION

In addition to the softcover and hardcover, Nimrod is also available in a special edition of nine, comprising:

A portfolio with paste-on cover plate
One of the nine original, signed A4 poem-collages
A photographic print of rock macro-topography
A signed and numbered hardcover edition of the book with CD
A CDR of music with unique versions of additional recordings
A signed and numbered colophon card
An A6 postcard

SPECIAL EDITION

Edition of Nine
Signed and numbered
300 {+ shipping/handling}

This edition is now
sold out.

HARDCOVER EDITION

Edition of 100
Numbered
35 {+ shipping/handling}

This edition is now
sold out.

SOFTCOVER EDITION

Edition of 200

20 {+ shipping/handling}

This edition is now
sold out.




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