Sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy this one. It’s a compilation album inspired by the themes and evocative words in celebrated nature writer Robert MacFarlane’s book Landmarks. The book focuses on showcasing poetic landscape words, gathered from the dialects of Britain and Ireland.
The book Landmarks separates out words into types of terrain: Flatlands, Uplands, Waterlands, Coastlands, Underlands, Northlands, Edgelands, Earthlands and Woodlands.
I love to meander through these haunting and unforgettable landscapes around the world, while listening to spacey, atmospheric ambient and drone music. So Place Language immediately appealed to me.
The aural textures of this album are rich, deep and sonorous love letters to soulful landscapes. There is plenty of light and dark drone and atmospheric ambient that is perfect background music for all kinds of activities – writing, coding, walking, meditating and reading.
The liner notes of the album are written by the book’s author Robert Macfarlane, where he talks about how Place Language is all about his desire to rewild and reinvigorate the world’s sacred natural places.
This is a heavenly and sublime jumble of soundscapes was made by 28 different field recordists and musicians. If you’re a fan of MacFarlane’s nature writing, or simply love nature walks or ambient music, I think you will relish this one. It’s truly magical.