Burgh Marsh

by The Heartwood Institute

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about

On 23 May 1964, Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland (now part of Cumbria), took three photographs of his five-year-old daughter while on a day trip to Burgh Marsh.

"Preserved somewhere amid the pages of a dustily faded photograph album, the vaguely displaced bittersweet recall of memories of lost yesterday’s stir ominously to life, each page and each picture a story. these lonesome apparitions populate the empty spaces, the parks, the streets and the housing estates, where once there was life, chatter and play, a shadow has long since descended. Abandoned and forgotten, the sound of the Heartwood Institute serves as a receiver translating these idealist voices lost to modernism, capatilism and foolhardy endeavour. As much to do with the beauty of detachment and isolationism as the sorrow of lost hope and progress, ‘burgh marsh’ trips to a sonic palette located dead centre between the respected sound houses of ghost box (‘prior lancy’ in particular tuned to the pastoral electronic frequencies of Belbury Park) and the polytechnic youth. Utilising vintage keys and armed with a nostalgic awareness (best evidenced on the woodcrafted and willowy vintage of the pirouetting orbital ‘greymare hill’ which comes possessed of the kind of Brontean sprays that used to adore the musical mosaics of fort dax), Mr Sharp nee the Heartwood Institute, provides a score for a moment lost, within here a mastery for tone, atmosphere and mood is encapsulated across a nine track suite, a postcard from yesteryear and another time long since lost." - The Sunday Experience.

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released May 29, 2017

All tracks composed and realised by Jonathan Sharp, 2017.

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