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The Earth With Her Crowns

by Laura Cannell

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loljkvid Amazing album that really opened my eyes because Laura takes an instrument I thought was completely exhausted in terms of musical exploration and experimentation and completely proved me wrong. If the violin can still be improved upon in 2020, there are no limits. Favorite track: After You Left.
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jay A beautiful album.
Gavin Hellyer
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Gavin Hellyer So, so good. Laura once again completely extrapolates the ambience and deep atmospherics of her recorded environment, moving this time from her beloved cathedrals to a London Power Station. Breathtaking, as her medieval musics pierce the air, particularly her violins. Tremendous. Favorite track: Black Sleep of Night.
Ian Goold
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Ian Goold A stunning, immersive experience. Favorite track: Someone Will Remember us in Another Time.
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Robert Day A sonic wonderland. Favorite track: Someone Will Remember us in Another Time.
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  • Ltd Edition 12" Vinyl - Laura Cannell - The Earth With Her Crowns
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    Huge thanks to The Wapping Project who commissioned and funded this album.

    Bespoke font, design and cover layout by Atelier Dyakova.

    (First 150 purchases of the album came with a Free Copy of RESONANCE I, curated & published by The Wapping Project featuring a written piece by Laura Cannell "Conversing with Resonance":

    'The final piece in this volume is Conversing with Resonance by composer, violinist and double recorders player Laura Cannell reflecting on her recent commission – a music album recorded in the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station earlier this year. She conversed with the long reverb, the damp air, the chill and the stories contained within the building.')

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Laura Cannell - Violins (Octave & Overbow) / Double Recorders / Voice
with special guests: 

Jennifer Lucy Allan - Horn / Mini Accordion / Voice
André Bosman - Suspended Stairs / Fiddle

The Earth with Her Crowns is a set of ten tracks which were improvised and recorded in single takes inside Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, London, over two days in February & March 2019.

In late 2018 composer, performer and improviser Laura Cannell was commissioned by The Wapping Project to capture the resonance of their former building through her improvised music, it would be the final project in response to the iconic space that defined their commissioning for over two decades.

Entering the cavernous building armed with violins and recorders, Cannell had no preconceived ideas and The Earth With Her Crowns emerged from the conversations with the space itself. The recording came at a time of personal grief after the sudden loss of a loved one. Overwhelming feelings of loss and anxiety were charged into sound inside the resonant power station.

"Standing on thresholds in the archways between spaces and under the suspended stairs with low notes and high notes flying I played in the moment, allowing the sound to branch off like ancient waterways, I was led by the acoustics of the space to sounds that were self-sustaining, free flowing and changeable. Clear glass panes reflected and returned my offerings of string and air, uttered from fingers and lungs."


released June 19, 2020

Laura Cannell, André Bosman, Jennifer Lucy Allan,


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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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