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Simultaneous Flight Movement

by Laura Cannell

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banoffi Music of raw beauty which sounds like it's coming from another world. Favorite track: The Sudwulf.
Rowan King
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Rowan King feels like im in a medieval tavern attached to the back of a giant soaring bird Favorite track: Horselore.
Gavin Hellyer
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Gavin Hellyer Such atmospherics, such beautifully eerie and evocative work. Another extraordinary album from this unique and supremely talented instrumentalist. No. 11 in my Top 100 Albums Of 2016. Favorite track: Horselore.
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nxgater A single voice that sounds solitary but huge, spiritual yet totally modern. Reminds me of Albert Ayler. This is a fantastic record and, I think, Laura Cannell's best yet. Favorite track: You Have Departed.
John Cratchley
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John Cratchley I find Laura's music very moving...it's as though it unlocks some primal memory or reflex; an emotional trigger that I didn't even know existed...strong and powerful.
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Horselore 04:28
The Sudwulf 03:29
Three Stones 04:11
Call to Alms 03:42


Brawl Records is proud to present Simultaneous Flight Movement, Laura Cannell’s third solo release which follows her critically acclaimed Beneath Swooping Talons (F&F2015) and Quick Sparrows Over the Black Earth (BRAWL2014).

Simultaneous Flight Movement features fourteen tracks and was recorded live, in one take inside Southwold Lighthouse in Suffolk, UK.

A collection of semi-composed semi-improvised pieces from the edge of England which seek to dissolve borders, move away from formal structure and to re-imagine a sonic landscape unrestricted by time or origin. With a background in medieval, baroque, traditional and experimental music, Laura explores the spaces between ancient and experimental through improvisation to create new music that is rooted in but not tethered to the past.

Fragments of fragments move the air inside the hollow tower, sending and receiving messages like an upside-down wishing well. With the seldom used rich and evocative polyphonic overbow technique and double recorders styled on early stone carvings, Laura creates a minimalist chamber music, where one player makes all the harmonies, encouraging harmonics and difference tones to emerge. She draws inspiration from the emotional influence of the landscape including wild animal calls or fragments of liturgical music in order to build music that avoids historicism and instead inhabits an imagined territory, combining contemporary and archaic elements.

Medieval cantigas intertwine with the music of long disintegrated renaissance courts, and real-time compositions produce parallel chord movements which seem to originate from the same, ahistorical place. Inside the lighthouse the white conical walls shaped the music which unfurled skywards and away over The North Sea.

“The hollow tower contemplates The North Sea. Welcoming, Warning, Blazing to the East”


released October 21, 2016

Laura Cannell - Fiddle / Overbow Fiddle, Recorder / Double Recorders
Mastered by Mark Beazley


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Brawl Records UK

Brawl Records is an independent UK label est. 2005. It is run by musician Laura Cannell & a small team of magical assistants. Brawl's releases have been reviewed & featured in The Guardian, The Times, Financial Times, The Wire, The Quietus, MOJO, Songlines, Record Collector and more.
And are regularly broadcast on BBC and international Radio.

International distribution is by Cargo.
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