Searching Erskine is a 64-page book and 12-track digital album that blurs the boundaries between ambient, modern-folk and contemporary classical, released with an accompanying book that responds to the uninhabited island of Vallay, which lies approximately two miles off the northwest coast of North Uist. On foot, it can only be accessed at low tide across vast tidal sands.
It’s the result of the channelling of voices, original music, oral histories, spectral sounds, and field recordings from the island. This is a project about ruins, land, memory, and the intersections in between.
"This gorgeous sonic tribute to the abandoned island of Vallay, where the artist’s grandmother once lived, is filled with folk memory and longing.” Jude Rogers / The Guardian
Our book features visual artwork from artists Emile Kees, Rosalind Blake and Meg Rodger. These sit alongside Arun’s introductory essay, poems and extensive notes exploring the making of the album.
Size: 210mm x 210mm
Pages: 64 page soft-back - printed in full colour throughout.
Audio: Our book is accompanied by a digital download 12-track album that blurs the boundaries between ambient, modern-folk and contemporary classical - you'll receive an audio download code with your order.