New track 'Lower Dens Works' is a remarkable piece of aural geography...
Andrew Wasylyk

The Scottish city of Dundee grew exponentially during the 19th century.

Entering the Victoria era as a marketing centre, the Industrial Revolution turned Dundee into one of Europe's major manufacturing hubs.

The three industries of jute, jam, and journalism saw Dundee surge ahead, and this history is best marked by the imposing buildings that erupt around the city's landscape.

Andrew Wasylyk explores the landscape of his home city on new project 'Themes For Buildings And Spaces', a collection of eight tracks linked to architectural sites around Dundee.

Clash is able to premiere 'Lower Dens Works', and it returns to a hub of Victorian manufacture, with its current ghostly status a monument to hubric.

Unfurling slowly, the meditative piece pits past against future, evoking the machinery of manufacture in its relentless percussive drive. Andrew explains:

"Comprising of four Victorian mills, Lower Dens Works was the empire of the mighty Baxter brothers of Dundee who, between 1840-90, rose to be the world's first linen manufacturers."

"Possibly the most 'thematic' track off the album, the relentless mechanical drum groove was an effort to reference the aspect of exhausting drudgery that machinery work in the mills offered the majority of people in Tayside at that period. The modulating keyboard melody coupled with the brass and strings hopefully provide a certain dreamy, if slightly woozy, cinematic context."

Check it out now.

'Themes For Buildings And Spaces' will be released on April 28th through Tape Club - pre-order LINK.

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