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All things are quite silent

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Kerry Andrew originally wrote her atmospheric setting of the folksong All things are quite silent to perform by herself using a loop station, gradually layering the sounds of the sea with fragments of the tune that she found in an old book of English folksongs. The dark text of the song explores a girl who loses her love to the sea, and the sounds of the sea are ever-present throughout the piece. Whilst the last verse seems superficially optimistic, eventually the voice of the girl is overwhelmed by the cracking, swirling and whistling of the sea and her love is lost forever.

from notes by Anna Lapwood © 2020


All things are quite silent
Studio Master: SIGCD642Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 1 on SIGCD642 [4'10] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD642 track 1

Recording date
5 October 2019
Recording venue
St George's Church, Chesterton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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  1. All things are quite silent (SIGCD642)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: September 2020
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