Released in Linear Obsessional's Cassette Imprint. Professionally duplicated cassette with black shell with labels and full colour 2 panel jcard. Image by Nigel Ball, design by David Little.
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A new collection of experimental songs from Steven Ball (his fourth for Linear Obsessional) - singular, timely and full of the peculiar observational ambience that Ball has made his own.
As well as a solo performer Steven is one half of the post punk duo Storm Bugs.
All Living Can Anyone Be Here contains four songs and one instrumental. All but one of the songs were written and recorded during April and May 2020, two of those ('Even on a Wednesday' and 'Private Ambulance') reflect the coronavirus situation of that period, concentrating in particular on the attendant shifts in the subjective experience of space and time. The album’s title track is more an abstracted meditation on what might more broadly be called 'the state of society’, a bewilderment of news reports and the author’s own observations. 'And on the Heath', was written and recorded before the crisis, and considers spatial and temporal dislocation in attempting to evoke the place known as Blackheath in South East London as a 'landscape', wherein the song's narrator is resigned to admit that "...we can’t observe the boundless heath, all we do is point to things".
released June 22, 2020
Written and recorded during January, April, and May 2020
Cover image by Nigel Ball @_nigelball