e & i - hearts full of sorrow...
Hearts full of sorrow, souls full of hope we look to the west...
This project began as an experiment; moments at night when I had time when everyone else was sleeping and there was stillness. I would listen to classical music and dream, not of performing them but of eroding them into something new, to take the poetic meaning of them, the breathtaking gentle moments of harmonic change and breath life into them.
There became many such experiments and I gradually felt lost in them. I approached Craig to collaborate on finding a path and we decided to take the time to work on them for a while and then put them to the side. Unsure of what the music wished to say or how, years passed and we found ourselves reworking the original pieces again and again so that the original snippets from the works became a new language.
Out of these experiments, impossible to count how many versions or directions, we honed the four we are releasing on this album. All of these works are full of sorrow, they may be in major or minor, they may come from different context, but for us they all speak of farewells tinged with both hope and regret. For a time lost that can never be found again, with only a lingering memory of an emotion that grows weaker and fades as the days pass - e & i
We continue our journey with another beautiful 'Book Editions' presentation...
Once again the concept explores fragility and lost love... This time round focusing on expeditions from times past. Old books have once again been dissected and reassembled to present a something new. 'Hearts full of sorrow' brings a collection of vintage books and old dusty photographs that capture the theme of the album perfectly! The design also features polaroid prints, hand numbered / stamped nautical explorer maps and book-marks that all rest inside stitched glassine bags. Once again, this is very limited... only 150 copies for the world! Each copy is completely unique and different from the next.
Made by hand,
1 x Vintage (circa:1890-1955) hardback clothbound books that have been re-assembled / screwed/bolted together into CD covers
Each copy also includes 10-15 pages of writing / images
20 x A7 explorer prints on luxury uncoated paper designed by Craig Tattersall
1 x A6 double sided print that contains poetry from Emmanuel Witzthum
2 x finger print CDs
1 x Stamped / hand numbered library cards
2 x Vintage family photograph
1 x Vintage book-mark
1 x nautical explore map (stamped)
1 x incense
Stamped / hand numbered / scented
All of the above rests inside stitched / sealed glassine bags
Download code (includes 21 PDF prints)
Limited to 150 copies
Made with love...
Audio by Craig Tattersall and Emmanuel Witzthum (e & i)
Mastering by Ian Hawgood
Print design by Craig Tattersall
Poetry by Emmanuel Witzthum
Packaging design by Daniel Crossley