Visionary Landscapes was originally performed as a live soundtrack to a 3 screen projection of super 8 footage taken from Andrew Kotting’s feature-film, “Gallivant”. It took place at LUX’s Visionary Landscapes event at Cecil Sharp House in May 2003. The CD contains studio versions plus one live track featuring Ben Woolford playing his late fathers home made valve driven electronic organ.
‘Cut-ups and smidgeons abound. Jem Finer and Andrew Kötting have assembled a veritable bricolage of things folk laureate. Voices from a bygone zeitgeist weave their way throughout the beautifully constructed soundscapes. Elegaic, beguiling and always haunting the compositions mend their merry way. Hurdy Gurdies, Zithers, Melodicas and Harmoniums transport the listener to places they have not been before. Contemplative sonic landscaping at its very best. A right carry on.’