Initially released as a limited edition CDR on French label Ruralfaune in March of 2010, Rusted Rail and Slow Loris are proud to announce the release of 'The Same Figure (Leaving)' by Irish avant-folk project The Driftwood Manor.
Recorded between October 2008 and May of 2009, the album took in a considerable cast of long-time collaborators, with Driftwood Manor lynchpin Eddie Keenan working closely with friends from across the spectrum of the Irish folk and underground scene. United Bible Studies students Gavin Prior, David Colohan and Vicky Langan all added their talents with Prior in particular working closely with Keenan and co-Producer Steve Fanagan to help shape the sound of the album.
The Driftwood Manor have crafted their own brand of warm and earthy music which weaves strands of apocalyptic appalachia, psychedelic folk and Irish trad into a rich sonic tapestry. This CD is housed in a hand-assembled and hand-stamped recycled card sleeve... lovely!!
James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg - Scarborough Fore & Aft (Avos)
Jim Ward - Easier Said Than Done (Quiet In The Valley, On The Shores The End Begins)
The Driftwood Manor - The Same Figure, Leaving (The Same Figure, Leaving)
Peace For Old Ghosts - Escape Route (Dawn Chorus)
Polyminor - Saturn's Return (Echo & Shadow)
Mercury Rev - The Funny Bird (Deserter's Songs: Instrumental)
The Driftwood Manor - To Be Done (The Same Figure, Leaving)
Jozef Van Wissem - The Day Is Coming (Ex Patris)
Arborea - Phantasmagoria In Two (Red Planet)
John Smith - Not Over Yet (album sampler: Map Or Direction)
Fleet Foxes - The Shrine/An Argument (Helplessness Blues)
The Driftwood Manor - You Have Mapped The Pathways (The Same Figure, Leaving)
Custom Blue - Let It All Fall Down (The Tree EP3)
Gravenhurst - Song Among The Pine (The Western Lands)
Lewis & Clarke - We Think We Have Eyes (Blasts Of Holy Birth)
Sideways Through Sound Archive
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18th August 2008: Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh - S/T
19th August 2009: Grand Salvo - Soil Creatures
18th August 2010: The Soft Hills - Noruz