It's a beautiful album, but more importantly, look where the money's going...if you can spare it, buy it whether you like the music or not (spoiler - you will!)
Favorite track: Lou's Harmonium – Cédric Dind-Lavoie.
Plein de jolies choses et de talents dans ce Invisible, mais une fois encore c'est Thomas Méreur qui m'émeut le plus avec un son à la croisée des mondes. Comme toujours c'est beau, lumineux, aérien et intimiste. Le frisson total. Merci.
Favorite track: Left Behind and Irretrievably Lost – Thomas Méreur.
All proceeds of the sale of “Invisible” will be gifted to Mary’s Meals. For just £7.95, Mary’s Meals can provide 99 life-giving and life-changing school meals to desperately hungry children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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All pieces written by Preserved Sound Artists
Mastered by Ian Hawgood
Original artwork – Cover To Cover I by Adrian Lane
"Invisible" is an album of original pieces written and recorded as blind collaborations in response to the COVID-19 crisis by 11 Preserved Sound artists: Aaron Martin, Adrian Lane, Ales Tsurko, Benjamin Louis Brody, Cédric Dind-Lavoie, Glacis, Neal Heppleston, Tess Said So, Thomas Méreur, Trigg & Gusset and Visionary Hours.
All proceeds of the sale of “Invisible” will be gifted to Mary’s Meals, a charity that provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. For just £7.95, Mary’s Meals can provide 99 life-giving and life-changing school meals to desperately hungry children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The word "Invisible" not only refers to the concept that the COVID virus can’t be seen, but also that contributing artists collaborated on the pieces blindly without knowing what each other was recording. The album showcases the combined response of Preserved Sound’s community of artists to the unfolding COVID crisis – with the individual pieces coalescing to create a cohesive whole.
"The joy of this record is not so much to be found in its methods of creation, as clever as they may be, but in just how seamlessly it all comes together and how beautifully all the strands intertwine" – Stationary Travels
"Over the course of the album, the invisible becomes visible: while individual connections are hard to glean, an overall sense of connection develops" – a closer listen
released November 27, 2020
an occasIonal hushed word – adrian lane (with cédric dind-lavoie,
aaron martin, thomas méreur)
melt – trigg & gusset (with glacis, tess said so, ales tsurko)
ADALGUTRIVI – ales tsurko (with adrian lane, trigg & gusset,
Preserved Sound is an independent record label based in Hebden Bridge in the north of England. Our philosophy is simple – to
release limited edition, hand-assembled albums by artists we like.
Buying records is about more than just the music – although this matters very much to us too – and Preserved Sound hopes to make products that will be cherished far longer than their digital counterparts....more
Coalescence of Form feels like spending a day in a mysterious, grey river landscape. Moving from a combination of warm melodies performed on guitar, organ, synth which subtly morph into the ripples of the water through Dub like delays and inventive filter resonance melodies to the more glimmering Modern Classical style last three tracks the album is an immersive listen showcasing Visionary Hours' singular experimental approach to Ambient music. SILENO