embla quickbeam, seven is in rhinogs crown, chocolate monk 2011

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we recently learned, through the words of jez riley french in the wire, of a great loss to our community: rowan forestier-walker, who recorded her amazing soundworks under the name embla quickbeam, has passed away. her work was a very recent discovery for us here at framework, much to our shame when we realised it’s been out there in the aether for many, many years (her first full release as embla, as far as we know, dates from 2011 and features in this edition). we encountered it by chance only earlier this year, and first played it on the show, her latest full-length solo work released by chocolate monk, in april. we’ve never had direct contact with the artist, but the sensitivity, compassion and focus that jez makes clear about her in his writing comes through with great force in her work. we regret that we will not get a chance to meet her, or hear her perform, or experience to further development of her work, but we are grateful to have made this discovery and to have the sounds that she left us, her listeners.

if you, like us, were unfamiliar with rowan’s work, have a dig, it’s well worthwhile:

https://emblaquickbeam.com/
https://emblaquickbeam.bandcamp.com/music

for this edition we made a mix using all the published embla quickbeam works that we have heard, solo, collaborative, and compilation material, leaving out the (highly recommended) 2019 chocolate monk release (stones that move and grow) that we featured in edition #754 in april. with this, we mixed a careful selection of untreated field recordings recently contributed to the aporee soundmaps, including two recent recordings of the brood X cicada phenomenon currently happening in north america. we began the show with a framework introduction recorded for us in the quiet room of the city library in huntsville, alabama by ben link collins.

shortly before finishing this show, we contacted jez to let him know, since his words had instigated it’s production, that we were making it. he offered to contribute a few words about rowan, for which we are very grateful. we also agreed that he will produce a more in-depth and personal tribute to rowan to be aired as a framework:afield later in the year, including other recordings and works, and perhaps some interviews with people who knew and loved both her person and her sounds. in the meantime, if you’d like to read the tribute jez wrote to rowan in the wire, if can be found here:

https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/essays/rowan-forestier-walker-1977-2021


[time  /  artist  /  track  /  release  /  label]

00:00 – 04:14  /  ben link collins  /  framework introduction, recorded in huntsville, al, u.s.a.
http://www.alabamafield.com

01:36 – 10:25  /  mike rosenlof  /  cicadas brood X 2021  /  gettysburg, pa, us  /  aporee soundmaps
https://aporee.org/maps/?loc=53774

07:03 – 08:32  /  jez riley french  /  about rowan  /  –  /  –
https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/essays/rowan-forestier-walker-1977-2021

07:08 – 11:18  /  embla quickbeam & graham dunning  /  occult systems  /  inside memory’s head  /  third kind records
https://emblaquickbeam.bandcamp.com/album/inside-memorys-head

10:21 – 20:39  /  embla quickbeam  /  [track 2]  /  seven is in rhinogs crown  /  chocolate monk
http://chocolatemonk.co.uk/

12:35 – 17:39  /  embla quickbeam  /  crystal sea  /  the outer church [compilation]  /  front & follow
https://fandf.bandcamp.com/album/the-outer-church

14:39 – 17:39  /  elizabeth chitty  /  east pier  /  st. catherines, on, ca  /  aporee soundmaps
https://aporee.org/maps/?loc=53735

16:18 – 30:09  /  embla quickbeam & natalia beylis  /  settle sparrow [extract 1]  /  settle sparrow house back  /  crow versus crow
https://emblaquickbeam.bandcamp.com/album/house-sparrow-settle-back

18:56 – 24:33  /  embla quickbeam & graham dunning  /  floating worlds /  inside memory’s head  /  third kind records
https://emblaquickbeam.bandcamp.com/album/inside-memorys-head

24:06 – 27:17  /  xavier vochelle  /  gamelan forge  /  surakarta, id  /  aporee soundmaps
https://aporee.org/maps/?loc=53801

26:25 – 30:14  /  embla quickbeam  /  [track 4]  /  seven is in rhinogs crown  /  chocolate monk
http://chocolatemonk.co.uk/

29:14 – 33:14  /  embla quickbeam  /  radiant abyss  /  spatial awareness [compilation]  /  ikuisuus
https://ikuisuus.bandcamp.com/album/spatial-awareness

29:49 – 34:00  /  embla quickbeam & graham dunning  /  collective hypnosis  /  inside memory’s head  /  third kind records
https://emblaquickbeam.bandcamp.com/album/inside-memorys-head

32:11 – 45:58  /  embla quickbeam  /  [track 6]  /  seven is in rhinogs crown  /  chocolate monk
http://chocolatemonk.co.uk/

33:27 – 37:06  /  zach poff  /  2021 back yard cicada chorus  / marriottsville, md, us  /  aporee soundmaps
https://aporee.org/maps/?loc=53812

35:17 – 48:30  /  embla quickbeam & natalia beylis  /  settle sparrow [extract 2]  /  settle sparrow house back  /  crow versus crow
https://emblaquickbeam.bandcamp.com/album/house-sparrow-settle-back

40:28 – 55:28  /  embla quickbeam  /  the shining pyramid  /  the shining pyramid [compilation]  /  listen to the voice of fire
https://listentothevoiceoffire.bandcamp.com/track/the-shining-pyramid

49:00 – 56:36  /  embla quickbeam & graham dunning  /  dummy hand  / inside memory’s head  /  third kind records
https://emblaquickbeam.bandcamp.com/album/inside-memorys-head

54:29 – 59:00  /  stanislav lvovsky  /  picadilly station  / manchester, uk  /  aporee soundmaps
https://aporee.org/maps/?loc=53804

patrick 2021, regular edition, tributes

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