Most of the music on the CD was originally composed and created by Jem Finer for Kötting’s feature film Swandown. Visionary Seascapes was recorded, reworked and remixed at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London in the winter of 2012-13 to mark the ten year anniversary since the release of their last collaboration; Visionary Landscapes. A limited edition LP which includes the CD is also available.
"Cut-ups and smidgeons abound. Jem Finer and Andrew
Kötting have assembled yet another veritable bricolage featuring the
gorgeous voice of Macgillivray. As well as original music from the film
Swandown, acoustic magic weaves its way through these beautifully
constructed soundscapes. Elegaic, beguiling and haunting. The
compositions have a sublime and soaring beauty that might never sink to
the bottom of the ocean.”
Swandown: For four weeks throughout the months of September and October 2011 Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair pedalled a plastic swan over 160 miles from the seaside in Hastings to Hackney in East London. They drank 84 litres of water, 2 bottles of whisky, 4 bottles of wine and 24 cans of special brew. They got through 8 pairs of sunglasses, a handmade suit, a pair of walking boots and a camper van. Andrew Kötting wore the same clothes throughout. Iain Sinclair was changed regularly. www.swandown.info
Jem Finer is an artist and musician, who works in a diverse range of fields, including music, film, performance and photography.
Andrew Kötting was born in the woods became a lumberjack and is now an artist and film maker.