The Frozen Lands

I recently remastered the beautiful, sombre mini-album “The Frozen Lands”, which was the final release of music in the Tuu era in 1999. It’s now available for download as FLAC or MP3 files via Bandcamp.

Back in the day, ambient scene review site Ambientrance descriptively reviewed the music as:

“….panoramic, otherworldly vistas….a place of rolling clouds of sound, an unknown area bathed in washes of dark and lightness”

The compositions were originally created from material performed for “Calls From The Rock”, the first major exhibition of work by ceramic artist, Nikki Coe. Sadly, I’ve not been able to find images of the posthumously staged show, only this obituary by Sebastian Blackie, published in Ceramic Review (March/April 1996)

Perhaps potters have a very particular understanding of death: the transformation in the kiln of plastic clay, with its infinite possibilities, to an immutable state can be seen as a metaphor; but it is a bitter irony that Nikki, who possessed such a wonderful mixture of vision, sensitivity, generosity and artistic talent should have been destroyed by the very tool that gave permanence to her work.

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