Instruments of Industry 10″ inch vinyl with gatefold sleeve, 2017

Industrial Folklore tapes Vol.1. Instruments of Industry – 10″ inch vinyl with gatefold sleeve and booklet.

Released on Folklore Tapes. 2017

The first in the Industrial Folklore series released by Folkelore tapes, this 10 inch vinyl is a document of an audio installation and ‘library’ of original recordings from the exhibiton Instruments of Industry at Touchstones Art Gallery in 2016. The record also contains a twelve page full-colour booklet containing illustrations and ‘cyanotype blueprints’ by the artist, with introduction by Mary Stark.

‘Folklore is most often associated with the romance of rural life, but this new series of releases explores ‘industrial folklore’, born from the hardship and daily toil of workers in mills, mines and foundries in the north of England. The Industrial Folklore series sets out to explore a recent past, embedded in family histories and still in living memory, yet for the most part a forgotten bygone era, that appears to have little connection to our present existence. It is no coincidence that the artists who begin this series are all based in and around Lancashire, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, a landscape silently haunted by the tangible remains of once thriving noisy industries.’

Limited edition of 250