I escaped to the country. It had been a long time coming. It felt like the town was blotting out my sense of creativity.
The rural lifestyle inspired my guitar playing. A new wave of musical ideas emerged, each captured as voice memos on my iPhone.
Using my laptop and a cheap classical guitar, I began to arrange, record and expand the ideas into songs, painting layers of music and texture on top. The words were either stream-of-consciousness improvisations and/or developed as I went along.
I recorded a lot of tracks during this 18-month process. It was a very relaxed gestation period. There are no electric guitars, only nylon-stringed acoustics. I played every instrument, sung every note, did it all by myself.
Eleven of the songs from this time span make up Fieldwork. The ones that got away will live to see the light of another day.
To download the album free of charge, and for lyrics and further information, visit the Fieldwork website.
See The World
Planet Earth made from pictures of Planet Earth.
A boat sailing on puddle on a fallen standing stone.
Enough Of This Love
A timelapse-based video for a song from my 2015 album Fieldwork.
I spent a lot of time being very still while making this video.
Footage shot from June to September 2015 in Somerset, England.
Vocals & Instruments: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen
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