Canonbury is the semi-dormant alter ego of Joseph Stannard (The Outer Church). The original tracks (1-9) were produced between 2006-2007 with some adjustment in 2012.
You walk into the pounding din of a tent that hums with fresh rain and mud. There's something behind you coiling in from the moors, by some feat of electronic alchemy the beat passes through but it's trying to intone something that's unclear.
You're transported to a room where antiquated hardware blips and chords illuminate out of a cloud of dry ice. Hurtled back into the centre of the room, a corroded piano string sings a lyrical, lyricless air, accompanied by a small chorus of vaporous synths. A portent voice calls from the centre of the room, there is an emergency. A revolving loop addresses the room like a siren. The siren transports you to a concrete clearing awash with artificial noise, there's something shuffling just out of earshot. Unidentified objects swim around and above. The siren becomes an ominous drone, the sound of slow moving metal on barricading fences encloses the clearing.
A wind whistles through the cement and warbled waves of muffled radio announcements and jingle fragments reach you in an attempt to communicate a warning. Unseen souls hack at the surrounding walls as the chant of an FM signal pursues any available mode of message. Finally, something is delivered through a clipped Morse code, but left truncated, encrypted and undeciphered.
Amanda Feery (amandafeery.com
released 31 October 2013
Produced and engineered by Pearly Sandman
Remixes by Anna Meredith, Hacker Farm, House in the Woods, Kemper Norton, Old Apparatus, Ship Canal and Black Mountain Transmitter.
Mastered by Mark Beazley
Art by Roisin Dunne
Design by Lila Hunnisett and Scott Byrne (Schema Film)