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    This special limited edition release is in a run of 100 copies, modelled around the classic gatefold vinyl LP. It includes printed front, rear and inner sleeves featuring photography by Harry Towell, along with a card sleeve which houses a printed vinyl-effect CDr.

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Nagra Notes 04:43


The Inventors of Aircraft is a sound artist from Brighton, UK, who also records under his own name Phil Tomsett. He has released work with labels including Home Normal, Hibernate, Time Released Sound and more recently Fluid Audio and Wist Rec. Phil’s influences are wide and his taste combines the melancholy beauty of Richard Skelton, the serene piano of Arvo Part with the looping ambient of William Basinski and the noisy electronica of Autechre.

The Velatore project began with the idea of strings emerging out of static noise. It was very much inspired by the kinds of landscape in which the artist had been walking and being very aware of distance, how far the eyes could see, how the shape of the land became more abstract the further back it went, which gave dawn to the eventual theme, on how time, space and memory blur together.

Different moments in time occupy the same physical space and these moments stack up on each other from ancient history, present day and into the future. When these moments are particularly resonant, they give a place an atmosphere which we can sense when we are there.

Velatore uses layers of strings, static and slices of experimental ambience to depict the past, present and future, as the moments play in unison. A sense of place is achieved through monolithic compositions which are accompanied by the artwork imagery of ancient rocks and crumbling ruins.


released November 21, 2020

Written, Recorded and Produced by The Inventors of Aircraft
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Photography and packaging design by Harry Towell


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Whitelabrecs is an experimental record label established in 2016, specialising in highly limited runs of vinyl-effect CDrs and occasional digital-only editions. The discography focuses on contemporary Ambient music, including Drone, Modern Classical and Electro Acoustic. ... more

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