VÄLVĒ - Geography

Geography

VÄLVĒ

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12" Vinyl Album 7 tracks £40.00 Available 1 February 2022
12" Vinyl Album (Box Set Edition 51) 7 tracks £100.00 Available 1 February 2022 Out of stock

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Description

VÄLVĒ - Geography

The debut album Geography by experimental sound-art group VÄLVĒ is due to be released 13th December 2021 via The state51 Conspiracy.

VÄLVĒ started out as the outlet for former Chrome Hoof/Knifeworld performer Chlöe Herington’s compositional work using text and image as the starting point for scores. She collects sounds and diagrams, composing predominantly for bassoon, saxes, electronics and found sounds to explore synaesthetic memory and collective experience.

The band has morphed - from what originated as a solo project, performing mainly in art galleries, it grew to include Elen Evans on harp. After moving from galleries back into music venues, they were recently joined by Chlöe's Chrome Hoof comrade, Emma Sullivan on bass, microkorg and vocals. Live, the music traverses the realms of noise and improv into songs, punctuated with found sounds and eases into spacey soundscapes.

Having previously released two EPs, The Theosophical Society and Cycles, the group return with Geography as their first full-length album.

The physical version of the album will be the second release in state51’s ‘51 Editions’ lathe series. Each record will be cut by Bladud Flies! and hand packaged in The state51 Atelier. The 51st edition is presented in a stunning bespoke box, designed and made in the Atelier.



Artwork for Geography was developed by Louise Mason and was inspired by the OS pathfinder maps Chlöe used on her walks during the process of making the album. The geometric patterns that float by in the film map to the walking routes that Chlöe took as she got to know her new home.


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Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (CONVOYLP)
  1. VÄLVĒ - Retrace/Repeat
  2. VÄLVĒ - Fig. 2a
  3. VÄLVĒ - Powerlines
  4. VÄLVĒ - A Hornet's Pillow
  5. VÄLVĒ - Seeds That the Wind May Bring
  6. VÄLVĒ - Caroline
  7. VÄLVĒ - The Caucus Race
12" Vinyl Album (Box Set Edition 51) (CONVOYLP51)
  1. VÄLVĒ - Retrace/Repeat
  2. VÄLVĒ - Fig. 2a
  3. VÄLVĒ - Powerlines
  4. VÄLVĒ - A Hornet's Pillow
  5. VÄLVĒ - Seeds That the Wind May Bring
  6. VÄLVĒ - Caroline
  7. VÄLVĒ - The Caucus Race