HARDHOUND

The Hardy Tree – The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

Author: Colin | Published: 30/10/10

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

The Hardy Tree - The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath

Artist The Hardy Tree
Title The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath
Label Clay Pipe Music
Year 2010
Design Frances Castle
Music “… an orchestral jigsaw puzzle of sounds that hint at audio memories from lost kids ’70s TV programmes, ghost orchestras, cinema organs, folk song, static and crackle.”
Desktop Download image
Notes The title ‘The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath’ echoed my own interest in the landscape below London’s concrete and brick. The hidden course of the Fleet river is perhaps the best known of Londoners’ fascination for the subterranean, but there are many more examples. I was immediately charmed by the first image I saw of Frances’ work.

Beneath the smoking clay pipe and frowning fox flow dark undercurrents: a zeppelin hangs in the night sky and a fatal accident is described in which a man shoots himself in the bowels. Lyrically many of the songs act as a wistful threnody for times past – ‘We Waltzed at the Astoria Theatre’ refers to the Charing Cross Road venue built in 1893 and demolished last year to facilitate Crossrail’s “… congestion relief, delivering a bigger ticket hall, additional escalators, step-free access, and interchange with Crossrail services”.

Frances writes:

The Fields Lie Sleeping Underneath Is the first CD by my musical Project ‘The Hardy Tree’ and the first on my label ‘Clay Pipe Music’. I’ve been making music for a long time now, but always put it out on other peoples labels. This time I decided to do it myself. I am a freelance illustrator, so the idea of starting my own little label as an extension of that really appealed – an escape from the constraints
of commercial work, and to get back to doing things by hand again. The cover is printed with a Gocco (*), so because of fluctuation in print quality each one is slightly different.

Inside is a hand made booklet of my drawings, the CD is a sort musical story based on the (imagined and real) history the area of London where I live, and the illustrations and text in the book complement this. My plan for next year is to bring out music by other people, I’m looking forward to creating sleeves for music that I love, but wasn’t involved in making.

* Frances explains that a Gocco “is a kind of tiny screen-printing machine”. More info here.

Buy your copy from Clay Pipe Music.


Comments

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book
    in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to
    drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that,
    this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I will definitely be back.

    Comment by tinyurl.com — November 24, 2019 @ 7:39 am
  2. Everyone loves what you guys tend to be up too. This sort of clever work and
    coverage! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve you guys to my
    own blogroll.

    Comment by where coconut oil — November 25, 2019 @ 9:40 pm
  3. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Comment by plenty of fish dating site — November 26, 2019 @ 4:21 pm
  4. Hi there to every single one, it’s truly a good for me to
    visit this web site, it includes valuable Information.

    Comment by ps4 games — November 28, 2019 @ 12:48 pm
  5. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you’re working with?

    I’m having some small security issues with my latest
    website and I would like to find something more risk-free.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Comment by quest bars cheap — December 1, 2019 @ 11:07 am
  6. Saved as a favorite, I like your blog!

    Comment by quest bars cheap coupon twitter — December 2, 2019 @ 9:49 pm
  7. I’m extremely impressed together with your writing talents and also with the layout on your blog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice high quality writing, it’s rare to look a great weblog like this one today..

    Comment by quest bars cheap coupon twitter — December 3, 2019 @ 8:17 am
  8. Hi great website! Does running a blog similar to this require a
    lot of work? I’ve absolutely no expertise in computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow,
    should you have any recommendations or tips for new blog owners please share.

    I understand this is off subject however I simply had to ask.
    Thanks a lot!

    Comment by quest bars cheap — December 4, 2019 @ 4:24 pm
  9. I’m not sure why but this website is loading incredibly slow for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem
    on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

    Comment by ps4 games — December 5, 2019 @ 5:52 pm
  10. I think this is among the so much important information for
    me. And i am satisfied studying your article. But should
    remark on some general issues, The site taste is
    wonderful, the articles is in reality nice
    : D. Excellent job, cheers

    Comment by ps4 games — December 6, 2019 @ 3:20 pm
  11. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog
    and I’m impressed! Very helpful info specially the last part :) I
    care for such information a lot. I was seeking this
    certain information for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

    Comment by ps4 games — December 7, 2019 @ 2:43 am
  12. Wow, that’s what I was searching for, what a material! existing here at this website,
    thanks admin of this website.

    Comment by ps4 games — December 11, 2019 @ 4:08 am
  13. This information is worth everyone’s attention. How can I find out more?

    Comment by ps4 games — December 12, 2019 @ 8:41 am
  14. Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate
    link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Comment by ps4 games — December 13, 2019 @ 7:46 am
  15. Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post. Thanks for supplying these details.

    Comment by ps4 games — December 13, 2019 @ 9:43 pm
  16. I was curious if you ever considered changing the page layout of your
    blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.

    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it
    better. Youve got an awful lot of text for
    only having one or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

    Comment by coconut oil — December 15, 2019 @ 10:49 am
  17. Hello there! Quick question that’s totally off
    topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My web site
    looks weird when viewing from my apple iphone.
    I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem.
    If you have any suggestions, please share. Cheers!

    Comment by coconut oil — December 17, 2019 @ 7:41 am
  18. Attractive component of content. I just stumbled
    upon your blog and in accession capital to say that I get
    actually enjoyed account your weblog posts. Anyway I
    will be subscribing for your feeds or even I achievement
    you get right of entry to persistently fast.

    Comment by coconut oil — December 20, 2019 @ 9:56 pm
  19. Greetings from Colorado! I’m bored to tears at
    work so I decided to browse your blog on my iphone during lunch break.
    I love the knowledge you provide here and can’t wait
    to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick
    your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just
    3G .. Anyways, awesome site!

    Comment by match.com free trial — December 29, 2019 @ 9:14 pm
  20. Yes! Finally someone writes about plenty of fish vs match.com free trial.

    Comment by plenty of fish vs match.com free trial — December 30, 2019 @ 2:29 pm
  21. Great blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are
    you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?

    I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Comment by http://asksylphoflight.tumblr.com — December 31, 2019 @ 8:31 am
  22. I like the valuable info you supply to your articles.

    I will bookmark your weblog and take a look at once more here
    regularly. I am rather sure I’ll learn plenty
    of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the
    following!

    Comment by https://russellwebster.tumblr.com/ — January 1, 2020 @ 5:10 am
  23. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could
    do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but
    other than that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read.

    I’ll definitely be back.

    Comment by sling tv — January 1, 2020 @ 10:14 am
  24. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading
    it, you may be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back from now on. I want to encourage one
    to continue your great job, have a nice holiday weekend!

    Comment by sling tv — January 3, 2020 @ 12:24 am
  25. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here
    by searching for hard format

    Comment by sling tv — January 7, 2020 @ 7:24 pm
  26. Hi there to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of
    this website; this webpage includes amazing and actually excellent data
    in support of visitors.

    Comment by sling tv — January 14, 2020 @ 9:47 am
  27. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you have
    hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which too few people are speaking intelligently about.
    Now i’m very happy that I came across this in my search for something relating to
    this.

    Comment by sling tv — January 19, 2020 @ 2:45 am

Comment?

To submit your comment and help me with comment spam,
please do this sum and then click Submit Comment above, thanks:

What is 13 + 13 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is: