elizabeth Veldon – “Mid-Summer In Doggerland”

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An incredibly prolific artist, elizabeth Veldon, released another long-form drone album on Artapes Productions. However, that label went the way of all things and is no more.

‘Mid Summer In Doggerland’ is a two-track album (both tracks are exactly 20 minutes) that explores, through a minimal style, the memory of forgotten ancestry. It really reminds me of Shelley’s poem Ozymandias (pub. 1818). ‘Ozymandias’ is a sonnet, written in loose iambic pentameter, but with an atypical rhyme scheme when compared to other English-language sonnets, and without the characteristic octave-and-sestet structure. However, you will find this album, ‘Mid Summer In Doggerland,’ follows far less of a formula. Boldly doing what elizabeth does best – this is 40 minutes of sublime zero BPM.

As for Doggerland –

…”My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Available as a download & compact disc.

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Format

Compact Disc, MP3 320