"Multifarious Visions from the Sonic Margins"

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sub Loam - The Portable Archive - Now Available at Boomkat

https://boomkat.com/products/the-portable-archive

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

https://soundcloud.com/dissolvingrecords/sub-loam-ruderal-memory-henge

https://soundcloud.com/dissolvingrecords/sub-loam-ley-hunters-companion

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:

http://subloam.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/the-portable-archive-limited-art.html

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.

http://subloam.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/the-portable-archive-audio-preview.html

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.

https://soundcloud.com/subloam/the-portable-archive-preview

Monday, 6 July 2015

Sub Loam re-issues and unreleased archival material announced

Ohr (originally released Cotton Goods, 2009), 2 (Originally released Dissolving, 2010) and Earthern Circle (orginally released Cotton Goods 2010)

+ 2 extra previously unreleased albums from the same era issued to be issued together and available soon in one package, The Portable Archive.

Announced here: http://subloam.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/the-portable-archive-sub-loam-re-issues.html

Thursday, 12 March 2015

TSP 23

The 23rd issue of The Sound Projector magazine is available now, chock full of reviews and exclusive artworks, a number of both of which are by Thomas Shrubsole (Sub Loam etc.) of this very label.

Recommended reading e.g. at bathtime, whilst commuting or of an idle moment, perhaps accompanied by a hot drink.

More information and ordering details here:

http://www.thesoundprojector.com/2015/03/07/tsp-23rd-issue-available-now/



Tuesday, 3 March 2015

New Department

For those who may or may not have picked up Thomas Shrubsole (Dissolving, Sub Loam) & Craig Tattersall's (Humble Bee, Cotton Goods) first release who might or may or may not have or perhaps will or will not or may in the future enjoy it or consider doing so and even those who haven't, please direct your attention additionally to a new, tripartite report from a new department initiated by the pair...

cast your browsers to the shelves in this direction - https://soundcloud.com/local-studies/thomas-shrubsole-craig-tattersall-new-album-preview

Additional details will surface no doubt, and will be photostatted here for the curious.