'Plaza de Armas' is the latest outing for Antony Miltons PoW project. As with the previous works in this series, works from India, Pakistan and NZ, the album is based upon field recordings that have been subtly layered or treated so as to draw out the mood of pieces and to enhance the natural narrative flow of the album as a whole. Most times these treatments are imperceptable to the listener. Recorded in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia and Argentina much of the album favours distant sounds more reminiscent of day dreams over strident documentary recordings. The sounds of a vibrant but distant fiesta band drifts up a mountain valley on the wind, a childrens pipe band rehearse in a broken down church, frogs chirrup in a palpably warm dusk, an 80 year old woman sings a lullaby on a jungle boat.
Limited to 100 and housed in a rePlay recycled sleeve, the cdr comes with a twelve page booklet of text and photos, full colour on body cdr art and a cover image screen printed at didacus.co.uk from an original photo collage by Antony. 50 of these come with a bonus 3” cdr with a .wmv file of a film Antony made of his time in South America.
digital version here at antony's bandcamp
photo above by pete phythian