"Multifarious Visions from the Sonic Margins"

Friday, 27 July 2018

Thomas Shrubsole - Themes and Variations (Parenthetical Activities) - Available now

Buy from boomkat https://boomkat.com/products/themes-and-variations

or read and order direct: http://parentheticalactivities.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Sub Loam Bandcamp

There is now a Sub Loam Bandcamp page here

Currently uploaded projects include the previously released Dissolving and Cotton Goods album included in The Portable Archive, Ohr, 2 and Earthern Circle alongside an expanded edition of The Ley Hunter's Companion and a digital reissue of Sub Loam's piece for the Unofficial Countryside compilation on Wist from 2014. More will be uploaded in due course no doubt, but for now, head over and take a listen...

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sub Loam - The Portable Archive - Now Available at Boomkat


Please note:  The Portable Archive is now sold out from Boomkat, the remaining few copies are now available by emailing directly.

"First and foremost it’s lovely to be immersed back into the project, whose naturally textured and decaying structures emerged as quietly as they dissolved back at the turn of this decade, finding good company amidst the rustle and hum of Cotton Goods and, in a way, could be said to preempt the focus of FIS’ research in similar, if noisier, rugged terrain on his From Patterns to Details album.
No mistake, though; Sub Loam’s music is endearingly tactile and better defined by its textured, nuanced fidelity: Shrubsole handles his material like an environmental researcher or botanist making sketches on his rambles, offering poetic observations on the interactions of organic matter with “ditches, hedgerows, alleys, pavements and hill tops” modelled with an electro-acoustic palette and tape loops that quietly represent his subject’s subterranean root systems and intuitive sprawl in a series of concentric spirals and microtonal whorls.
Within his chloro-centric weltanschauung, Sub Loam divines the music of “rhythmic footfall, creeping rootstock, vaporous billows, transformational marginalia” in an esoteric yet tangible way that should sweetly resonate with anyone who appreciates the ebb and flow or warp and weft of nature on the smaller scales, as well as its larger form landscapes, and who can appreciate the same within the parameters of ambient music.
A beautiful package."

Limited copies of previous Sub Loam releases are still available direct from Dissolving

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/dissolvingrecords/sub-loam-a-concise-dictionary



Back catalogue items that are still available from Dissolving are The Ley Hunter's Companion and Ruderal Memory (both cost £9.00 each plus shipping to your location)

A Concise Dictionary of Plants and Their Uses is now sold out.

email dissolving (dot) records (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk for any orders or enquiries or buy through discogs https://www.discogs.com/seller/dissolving/profile

Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Portable Archive by Sub Loam, photos, sounds and pre-order information...

The Portable Archive is now available to pre-order, follow the link to the Sub Loam site with descriptions, pictures, sound clips and information on how to order:


Saturday, 27 August 2016

Sub Loam Portable Archive Soundcloud Preview

Sub Loam has posted a preview of the soon-to-be-released archive box-set containing his long out of print first trilogy of albums for Dissolving and Cotton Goods from 2009 and 2010.


Spooked, spiked, spoked, spooled; levitational and particuar rural, ruderal ambiences, be sure to lend them an ohr. The box set comes with risograph art prints, poems and a 20-page 'concrete guidebook' furher illuminating in flickering fragment Sub Loam's earlier explorations and classic day routes for meditative ramblings.