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    This two part mix by Andrew Sherwell is recorded to cassette tape and available in a batch of 20 copies, with a sleek white tape being housed inside a printed 'O' card which features photography taken on a stormy day by Harry Towell at 52°38'43.8"N 0°23'08.5"W in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

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Around a year ago we released our first ever cassette tape, a two sided mix by our label owner Harry Towell. We thought it was about time to revive the series so we put out an open invitation for people to contribute their own mixes of Whitelabrecs tracks and we'll see if we can put them out on cassette tape.
First in the queue was Andrew Sherwell who contributed 'Orthodox Tales' to our discography earlier this year, which has long since sold out.

Andrew's mix traverses two different paths over sides A and B,
with a dark opening to A unfolding to lighter, dreamy moments with the accompanying micro sounds of overlapping field recordings. Side B is more of the same, yet with added warmth. As always, the tracklist is anonymous as these tapes are intended to be works of art in their own right, rather than a compilation tape.

And now over to Andrew with a few thoughts on his creation:

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"There are so many amazing releases on Whitelabrecs.
I should imagine that it would be quite a daunting exercise, a label specific mix. Where to start? What tracks to choose? Or harder still, what tracks to leave out? Impossible.
Luckily for me, when Harry suggested the idea, I already had a head start. I was already working on a mix which contained quite a few Whitelabrecs tracks. It was a mix to accompany my habitual dusk-time walk along a wild and deserted estuary foreshore, next to which my elderly parents live. A few blustery moments in which to forget the pressing effects of the passing of time, to stop worrying about what is surely hurrying towards us, and to just be……present.
With quite a tricky limit of just under 23 minutes a side, I edited the mix down, keeping the Whitelabrecs tracks already there in place, adding others that suited the mood. Soon the two sides developed their own personalities. Side One: the walk from the house to the rock from which to watch the sun sink slowly into the mouth of the estuary. Side Two: the walk back to the house in the gathering gloom.
Recorded digitally within Ableton (my laptop is all I had with me.) Some tracks are edited, some have additional processing, some suffered both. Thanks to Harry for the invite and to all Whitelabrecs’ amazing artists. Apologies to those artists whose work I have mangled.
For my parents."- Andrew Sherwell


released August 17, 2018

Mixed by Andrew Sherwell
Artwork 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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