lutra

by smallhaus

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    With beautiful artwork and design by David Little (smallhaus),the CD is packaged in a flexible translucent plastic case, with wrap-around cover and 4 page mini-booklet of notes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of lutra via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Following on from his slow burning self-released cassette "Unweather", "lutra" is the first CD release by smallhaus (AKA South London based guitarist, electronicist, percussionist David Little). It expands his singular sound environment into a full-screen, full-colour and hugely enjoyable collection.
At times this almost feels like a tribute to the classic sounds of 70's ambient - the choral textures, the infinite guitars, the synthesizers, but it's done with a knowing wink and a contemporary layer of grit and dust. But mostly it's an enveloping, immersive wash of precision moulded sound.

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released July 6, 2018

David Little -Squier Telecaster, keyboards, electronics, drums, field recordings, cassette player, Ebow and Monotron.

Written, performed, recorded and produced by David Little, July 2017 to March 2018. Mastered by Chris at Blacklisted.

Cover design and photography by David Little.

"to the birds, to the light" features bird song recorded while walking the Cleveland Way in Yorkshire.

"Marsh wind" features field recordings made at the RSPB Insh Marshes reserve, Kingussie.

"Lutra" uses two cc licenced samples:
"Folk guitar lesson 2" from Jason Grier sample pack;
"Cracking Ice" by Keith de Mendonca from "The Sound of Snow and Ice" (Gruenrekorder, 2007)

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