Saturday, 2 September 2017

Sub Loam's The Unfolding Map available to Pre-order direct from Label

The latest release from Sub Loam, The Unfolding Map, is now available for pre-order now from directly the label Wist Rec who will be releasing it on the 25th of September.

It is a triple box set in an edition of 85 copies each packed with an individual section of 3D relief map.

Visit this page for more information and the pre-order details:

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Sound Clips of forthcoming Sub Loam release The Unfolding Map

The label Wist Rec have put together a peview of some fragments from the forthcoming Sub Loam release entitled The Unfolding Map, have a listen on soundcloud.
This will be available in August.

Friday, 30 June 2017

New Sub Loam release for 2017

Following last Autumn's retropsective 'The Portable Archive', released on Dissolving Records, which compiled Sub Loam's earliest releases for the label and for Cotton Goods, a new Sub Loam release of specially comissioned material newly composed and recorded during spring and completed just before midsummer is due in the not too distant future on Ireland's Wist Rec. This is the second time Sub Loam has recorded for Wist, having previously appeared on the multi-artist box-set release 'The Unofficial Coutryside', a digital version of the track from this release is available at the Sub Loam Bandcamp. Check back here or at the Wist website for further announcements.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Sub Loam Bandcamp

There is now a Sub Loam bandcamp page.
Digital editions of many Sub Loam titles will be being uploaded over the coming weeks.
Point your browsers to to have a look.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Portable Archive now available from Boomkat

Please note The Portable Archive has now sold out from Boomkat, the remaining few copies are available to order directly by emailing sub (dot) loam (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk

The Portable Archive reissues three volumes of Thomas Shrubsole’s humbly absorbing ambient studies/contemplations on soil dynamics, which were recorded as Sub Loam and originally released on the cult Cotton Goods label between 2009-2010, and are now teamed with an equivalent amount of unreleased pieces made over the same period. Big Recommendation if you followed the Cotton Goods label, or if you're into the ambient side of works by Move D, Jan Jelinek, To Rococo Rot etc.
First and foremost it’s lovely to be immersed back into the project, whose naturally textured and decaying structures emerged as quietly as they dissolved back at the turn of this decade, finding good company amidst the rustle and hum of Cotton Goods and, in a way, could be said to preempt the focus of FIS’ research in similar, if noisier, rugged terrain on his From Patterns to Details album.
No mistake, though; Sub Loam’s music is endearingly tactile and better defined by its textured, nuanced fidelity: Shrubsole handles his material like an environmental researcher or botanist making sketches on his rambles, offering poetic observations on the interactions of organic matter with “ditches, hedgerows, alleys, pavements and hill tops” modelled with an electro-acoustic palette and tape loops that quietly represent his subject’s subterranean root systems and intuitive sprawl in a series of concentric spirals and microtonal whorls.
Within his chloro-centric weltanschauung, Sub Loam divines the music of “rhythmic footfall, creeping rootstock, vaporous billows, transformational marginalia” in an esoteric yet tangible way that should sweetly resonate with anyone who appreciates the ebb and flow or warp and weft of nature on the smaller scales, as well as its larger form landscapes, and who can appreciate the same within the parameters of ambient music.
A beautiful package.