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preserved sound artists – invisible [preserved sound]

All pieces written by Preserved Sound Artists 
Mastered by Ian Hawgood 
Original artwork – Cover To Cover I by Adrian Lane 

“Invisible” is an album of original pieces written and recorded as blind collaborations in response to the COVID-19 crisis by 11 Preserved Sound artists: Aaron Martin, Adrian Lane, Ales Tsurko, Benjamin Louis Brody, Cédric Dind-Lavoie, Glacis, Neal Heppleston, Tess Said So, Thomas Méreur, Trigg & Gusset and Visionary Hours. 

All proceeds of the sale of “Invisible” will be gifted to Mary’s Meals, a charity that provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. For just £7.95, Mary’s Meals can provide 99 life-giving and life-changing school meals to desperately hungry children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The word “Invisible” not only refers to the concept that the COVID virus can’t be seen, but also that contributing artists collaborated on the pieces blindly without knowing what each other was recording. The album showcases the combined response of Preserved Sound’s community of artists to the unfolding COVID crisis – with the individual pieces coalescing to create a cohesive whole. 

“The joy of this record is not so much to be found in its methods of creation, as clever as they may be, but in just how seamlessly it all comes together and how beautifully all the strands intertwine” – Stationary Travels 

“Over the course of the album, the invisible becomes visible: while individual connections are hard to glean, an overall sense of connection develops” – a closer listen  

released November 27, 2020 

Collaboration information: 

an occasIonal hushed word – adrian lane (with cédric dind-lavoie, 
aaron martin, thomas méreur) 

melt – trigg & gusset (with glacis, tess said so, ales tsurko) 
ADALGUTRIVI – ales tsurko (with adrian lane, trigg & gusset, 
visionary hours) 

lou’s harmonium – cédric dind-lavoie (with neal heppleston, adrian lane, 
visionary hours) 

the lamplighter – neal heppleston (with benjamin louis brody, 
thomas méreur, ales tsurko) 

lament: a meditation for sustained instruments – benjamin louis brody 
(with tess said so, trigg & gusset, aaron martin) 

left behind and irretrievably lost – thomas méreur (with neal heppleston, 
aaron martin, visionary hours) 

you are born – glacis (with benjamin louis brody, aaron martin, tess said so) 

pre peri post – visionary hours (with cédric dind-lavoie, adrian lane, 
thomas méreur) 

dig – tess said so (with benjamin louis brody, trigg & gusset, ales tsurko) 

roots fall into the river – aaron martin (with cédric dind-lavoie, glacis,
neal heppleston)

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