The recording of the double EP Landmass was made at Craxton’s Studios, London over two half-day sessions (with funds gratefully received from PRSF and Marigold Foods owner, Patrick Tobin). It was engineered by Asier Leatxe Ibanez d’Opakoa, assisted by Jay Johnson and Odette Souza. The approach to the recording was based on a natural mix of all voices standing in a semi circle around one supremely sensitive Blumlein Stereo Pair microphone.
Toby Thompson - poet, Cassie Yukawa-McBurney - piano
TIC Singers on Landmass
Uran Apak, Dilara Aydin-Corbett, Rouhangeze Baichoo, Veronica Chacon, Shreyans Iyer, Segun Lee-French, Camilo Menjura, Ebe Oke, Candida Valentino, Yan White, Marcia Willis
TIC are grateful to Simon McBurney and Cassie Yukawa-McBurney for their listening to all the material, many times, and their conjuring the title Landmass.
Single "Stem" from Volume 1 – released March 8 2019 – coinciding with a concert at Club Inégales, Euston, London.
Album Volume 1 – released May 11 2019 – coinciding with a Listening Back concert at The Loft, Crouch End, London.
Single "Orb" from Volume 2 – released September 6 2019 – coinciding with a live event TBC.
Album Volume 2 – released November 1 2019 - coinciding with a live event TBC.
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