ISOLATION AND REJECTION is a multi-volume compilation of rejected sounds.
Vol 4 (of 5) is released this September on Front & Follow, in support of The Brick in Wigan.
It features the likes of Howlround, Graham Reznick, Revbjelde, Rupert Lally, Daphnellc, Daniel Crompton, Stellarays, Giant Head, Xqui and more.
ISOLATION AND REJECTION was born out of thinking about what happened to all the tracks that didn’t make it onto those fancy compilations (you know the ones), and is now turning into a larger-than-planned project to collect, collate and promote rejected sounds. This is not an isolation project – it’s a rejection project.
We asked artists:
Did you get rejected from that compilation?
Did you send something somewhere, and then nothing happened?
Did that one weird track not quite fit on the new album?
Did you lose that guaranteed hit in the (actual or virtual) loft and have just stumbled across it?
Well this is the compilation for you!
With over 100 artists signed up, we are releasing five volumes from June to October 2020. Each volume showcases those lost gems, discarded and abandoned but now lovingly embraced and put front and centre for your enjoyment. We’re also sharing the stories behind the rejection – funny, weird and sometimes a little heart breaking.
All income raised is going to The Brick in Wigan – a fantastic charity on the front line of supporting those most in need, seeking to address the inequalities across our country exacerbated by COVID-19, but there all along. So far we’ve raised over £1,800.
Artists contributing to the series include Time Attendant, Howlround, Dolly Dolly, Cahn Ingold Prelog, Alison Cotton, Farmer Glitch, Rupert Lally, Sone Institute, The Declining Winter, TVO, Ekoplekz, Kemper Norton, Boobs of Doom, Grey Frequency, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Thomas Ragsdale and many many more. Some you will know and some maybe you won’t.
1. Andrulian – Inara
2. Pulselovers – Orphans
3. Stellarays – Butterfly Control Tower
4. Broadcast Death - Cytokine Storm
5. Daphnellc – Sinker Flies The Plane
6. Bone Music – Slava Xenoxxx
7. Earthborn Visions - Effects of Isolation
8. Giant Head – Static 14c
9. Function Automat – Data Data
10. Revbjelde – Chordata
11. ColdSore – Ignorance Is Bliss
12. Howlround – Sonic Hors Funk Job
13. MJ Hibbett – Rocking Out But Quietly
14. Graham Reznick – The Visit
15. Runningonair - Cocktail Hour
16. Tambay - Horse Creek
17. Repeated Viewing - Real Sloppy
18. Lammergeiers - Ephemeris
19. Gormless – Week IV
20. Toby Wiltshire - Tunnels
21. Rupert Lally – It Learns From It’s Mistakes
22. Daniel Crompton – Wallpaper Microscene
23. Kepier Widow - Perfect Latency
24. Xqui – Tweet
Mastered by Anthony Morrow at Herhalen - herhalen.bandcamp.com
Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are out now. Volume 5 of ISOLATION AND REJECTION will follow in October.
Front & Follow explored the outer reaches of modern music with the sole, perhaps overly ambitious, aim of offering you something a little different. Front & Follow was a project of the Watson Marriage Experiment, and is currently in hibernation. Don’t tell anyone.
Gated Canal Community was dreamt up in the pub by Spenser, Justin and Becca. We play records on the radio, we write about them, and we write about other things.
released September 25, 2020