Landscape Studies reflects the huge influence of location on Andrew Heath’s practice: not just the countryside or city around him, but places that he has visited and even those in distant memories. The series focuses on what he draws from the environment around him, and allows him to explore a number of themes dear to him, including the way mankind has imposed on, and shaped, the landscape in which we find ourselves.
Landscape Studies No.2 conveys a darker, more sombre feel as it reflects a more urban and cityscape environment, with the obvious lessening of nature’s importance and an increasing dominance of mechanical sounds.
The release opens and closes with field recordings: Andrew has amassed a huge library over the years of sounds taken all over the world that are used in his music and soundscapes. Here they are presented in a raw and untreated form, and help to concentrate the listener’s mind on what these releases represent.
1. Groningen Train Station Ticket Hall (01.06.2017)
2. Urbania 1
3. Cyanotype City
4. Interior with Red Chair
5. Urbania 2
6. London Underground (12.12.2015)