All sales from this album will go to "Friends, Families and Travellers" (gypsy-traveller.org
) , who work to end racism and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and to protect the right to pursue a nomadic way of life.
“There is a significant national shortage of safe stopping places for Romany, Irish Traveller and nomadic communities.
Stopping places are vital for accessing healthcare, education and essential services.
On 28 June 2022, the Police Act 2022 came into force.
Now, people living on roadside camps may face time in prison, a £2500 fine or their home being taken from them.
The Police Act is wide open to interpretation and could impact everyone who is or wishes to live nomadically - by culture, choice or necessity.
Everybody needs a place to live. It should not be a crime to have nowhere to go.”
Memory of Unrepeat was recorded on Burntisland Links, Fife in August 2019 and March 2020. A sonic exploration of the seasonal rhythms of a seaside town, it uses the site of the annual Shows, in both presence and absence, to consider memory, nostalgia, tradition and politically contested sites.The 2020 sounds were inadvertently recorded in the first week of lockdown due to Coronavirus. These 2020 sounds were recorded by walking the perimeter of regrowth around/ standing within marks left in the grass by the 2019 Shows. This was done binaurally both during the day and alone in darkness.
"Whorls" and "Eddies" versions reworked by Ruaridh Law, May 2020
All profits from this album will go to Article 12 (article12.org
) who support human rights and equality, particularly for women and children from the traveller community.