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Davies, Rhodri: Over Shadows (Amgen Records)

An extended solo titled for author Redell Olsen's book secure portable space (Reality Street), performed on Lever harp and EBows by UK electroacoustic improviser Rhodri Davies, recorded at Old School, Bracon Ash, in Norfolk in 2004 by Graham Halliwell and edited by Benedict Drew and John Wall, creating a richly evolving work of haunting plateaus and valleys.

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UPC: 5904224871574

Label: Amgen Records
Catalog ID: AMGEN 007
Squidco Product Code: 32753

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: UK
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at the Old School, Bracon Ash, in Norfolk, England, UK, on July 26th, 2004, by Graham Halliwell. Originally released in 2007 as a CD on the UK Confront label with catalog code Confront 16; and in 2014 as a vinyl LP on the Alt Vinyl label with catalog code AV056.


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Lever harp and EBows

The title 'Over Shadows' comes from Redell Olsen's book, secure portable space.

Source material recorded on 26th of July 2004 at the Old School, Bracon Ash, Norfolk.

Composed in March 2006.

Recorded by Graham Halliwell.

Edited by Benedict Drew and John Wall.

Re-mastered by Sam Grant.

Design by Anna Peaker.

Drawing by Jean-Luc Guionnet.

Thank you to Graham Thrower and Mark Wastell.

Over Shadows was first released on CD with Confront Recordings, Confront 16 (2007) and LP on Alt Vinyl, av056 (2014).

Telyn lifer a bwâu electroneg.

Mae'r teitl 'Over Shadows' yn dod o'r llyfr secure portable space gan Redell Olsen.

Recordiwyd Gorffennaf 26 2004 yn yr Hen Ysgol, Bracon Ash, Norfolk.

Cyfansoddwyd Mawrth 2006
Recordiwyd gan Graham Halliwell.
Golygwyd gan Benedict Drew and John Wall.
Ail-feistrolwyd gan Sam Grant.
Dylunio gan Anna Peaker.
Darlun gan Jean-Luc Guionnet.
Diolch i Graham Thrower and Mark Wastell.

Rhyddhawyd Over Shadows yn gyntaf ar CD gan Confront Recordings, Confront 16 (2007) ac yna ar finyl gan Alt Vinyl, av056 (2014).

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Artist Biographies

"Rhodri Davies was born in 1971 in Aberystwyth, Wales and now lives in Gateshead in the northeast of England.

He plays harp, electric harp, live-electronics and builds wind, water, ice and fire harp installations. He has released four solo albums: Trem, Over Shadows, Wound Response and An Air Swept Clean of All Distance.

His regular groups include: a duo with John Butcher, Common Objects, HEN OGLEDD: Dawson - Davies, a trio with David Toop and Lee Patterson, Cranc, The Sealed Knot and a trio with John Tilbury and Michael Duch.

In 2008 he collaborated with the visual artist Gustav Metzger on 'Self-cancellation', a large-scale audio-visual collaboration in London and Glasgow.

New pieces for solo harp have been composed for him by: Eliane Radigue, Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff, Ben Patterson, Alison Knowles, Mieko Shiomi and Yasunao Tone.

In 2012 he was the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists Award."

-Rhodri Davies Website (

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Track Listing:

1. Over Shadows 36:09

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