"I escaped to the country. It had been a long time coming. It felt like the town was blotting out my sense of creativity.
The rural lifestyle inspired my guitar playing. A new wave of musical ideas emerged, each captured as voice memos on my iPhone.
Using my laptop and a cheap classical guitar, I began to arrange, record and expand the ideas into songs, painting layers of music and texture on top. The words were either stream-of-consciousness improvisations and/or developed as I went along.
I recorded a lot of tracks during this 18-month process. It was a very relaxed gestation period. There are no electric guitars, only nylon-stringed acoustics. I played every instrument, sung every note, did it all by myself.
Eleven of the songs from this time span make up Fieldwork. The ones that got away will live to see the light of another day."
To download the album free of charge, and for lyrics and further information, visit the Fieldwork website.
See The World
Planet Earth made from pictures of Planet Earth.
A boat sailing on puddle on a fallen standing stone.
Saw The Door Was Open
This song was written in early May 2016 as part of a large batch of new tunes. It was the first track to be fully completed.
This take was filmed and recorded live at dusk on June 7th 2016, during a brief lull in the seemingly never-ending air traffic.
Guitar & Vocals: Jason Allen
Composer: Jason Allen
Camera & Edit: Jason Allen