Forests #11

artwork from Box of Birch LP - A Broken Consort, 2009, Tompkins Sq., vinyl


It does make a difference to the sound if you get an instrument and cover it in soil. Or you can use bits of bark as plectra. Because I was using really cheap instruments, I could leave them out in the wood and cover them with leaves. It didn't matter if they got knackered. I was coming to terms with a process of decay.

--Richard Skelton, speaking to Clive Bell in the latest issue of The Wire (326), p.47.