Wil Bolton’s ‘Maemi’ takes its title from the Korean word for cicadas. Recorded live at Cafe OTO, London during the Home Normal label’s Homenormalism festival on 3 August 2013, Wil weaves effected guitar drones, synthesizer, music box, effects pedals and environmental sounds creating a slow moving dronescape. The environmental sounds – timber mill machinery, traffic, and the buzz of cicadas – were recorded in Incheon, South Korea in August 2012, during an artist residency at the Incheon Art Platform.
Released on limited edition 3″ CDR by Rural Colours, 16 November 2016
Available digitally here
Recorded live at Cafe OTO, 3 August 2013
Environmental sounds recorded in Incheon, South Korea, August 2012
Mastered by Fraser McGowan
Artwork by Katie English