FOLIO 002 – Various Artists/Jon Wozencroft ‘Touch Movements’

76pp full colour book + CD
33 tracks – 78:59

Limited edition of 1000

Release date: 11th December 2017

Track listing:

‘Into the Open’
Mika Vainio – ‘Behind the Radiators’
AER – ‘Just Before Dawn’
Bethan Kellough – ‘Twelve’
Wire – ‘A Year A Second’ [For BCG]
‘London in a Week’
Carl Michael Von Hausswolff – ‘Sine Missing One’
Chris Watson – ‘Deepcar’
Jana Winderen – ‘Bronx Tunnel’
‘The Magical Land of the North’
Claire M Singer – ‘Storr’
Hildur Gudnadottir – ‘Death 200AD’
Three 20 – ‘Four Twelve’
Philip Jeck – ‘Deed of Gift’
‘Walking on Water’
Simon Scott – ‘Storm of the Fens’
Eleh – ‘Overt One’
‘The Love Train’
Russell Haswell – ‘Demons’
Heitor Alvelos – ‘Expectant’
‘I’m a Schoolteacher on Holiday’
Johann Johannsson – ‘Mingyun’
Mark Van Hoen – ‘Prescient’
Fennesz – ‘Paint It Black’ (remastered)
Sohrab – ‘JV Dream’
‘It’s Enough to Make You Weep’
Strafe FR – ‘Virgin’
‘Before The Sea’ @ ‘Falasarna’
Jim O’Rourke – ‘Despite The Water Supply’
Situation Stabilised / BJ Nilsen – ‘Atom Mother’
Peter Rehberg – ‘Cinecom’
‘Gateway to the Garden’
Oren Ambarchi – ‘Testify’
‘The Sound of Eleven’

In a 24/7 world there is no greater challenge than ‘to be in command of one’s own time’. Is it true that the ability to download anything, at any moment, constitutes freedom? Has the ‘value’ of music, art and design been stripped bare? ‘I Google, therefore I am’…

Touch MOVEMENTS has been compiled over the course of 3 years. It is a response to many requests for Touch to publish a fuller account of Jon Wozencroft’s photography for the cover art of the project. The book follows the music, which was compiled step-by-step, like a jigsaw – there was not an ‘open call’ to the artists, rather a sequential development which gives the CD a special narrative quality. And since our last Touch 30 compilation in 2012, the accuracy of the music has grown and rises to the challenge of what sound can do to transform perceptions about the immediate emotion of musical work and its more difficult, longer term evolution.

Following Touch Folio 001 in 2015, this series is a dedication to finding new ways of audio-visual publishing, somewhere between the twin peaks of a jewel-cased CD and a lavish box-set. The two elements of sound and the visual work in parallel to create the idea of an ‘Ear-book’, whose interdependency reveals itself over time, and allows the richest of listening and viewing experiences. The music and the photography is fully annotated, alongside a rarely-seen manifesto by the Surrealist film-maker Jan Švankmajer which celebrates the spirit of the creative act.

David Sylvian writes: “‘Movements’ celebrates the continuity of a carefully nurtured and sustained audio/visual aesthetic which, via its publication, could be seen as affirmative action in uncertain times. Thank heavens the likes of Touch still have the gall to propel beautiful things out into the world.”