Embla Quickbeam - Neil Campbell - Natalia Beylis – House Sparrow Settle Back

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'House Sparrow Settle Back' is a document of two successive nights of collaborative improvisation between Natalia Beylis and Embla Quickbeam, recorded live at The Magic City, Todmorden on Saturday 4th May 2019; and Beylis and Neil Campbell, recorded the previous evening at CHUNK project space in Leeds.

Utilising and processing various found tapes, field recordings and synth, the collaborative pairings weave two glistening threads of kitchen sink psychedelia, all shimmering silver evening light, warbled bird song, tape loop stretch, green moss scent, static hiss, morning hum, ritual, reflection, refraction, ferric slip, whirling wind, skittering clatter, metallic scrape, essential throb, golden flux…

Such monumental themes as existential concern, environmental stability, ecological cohabitation, the role of the Individual and the Collective, and spiritual transcendence are spun from the complex layering and deft manipulation of the humblest of sound sources.

Settle Sparrow
Embla Quickbeam & Natalia Beylis
Live at The Magic City, Todmorden, Saturday 4th May 2019

House Back
Neil Campbell & Natalia Beylis
Live at Chunk, Leeds, Friday 3rd May 2019

Thanks to Theo Gowans & to everyone at The Magic City, Todmorden

Artwork and design by Crow Versus Crow

Available as 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC


1. Embla Quickbeam & Natalia Beylis - Settle Sparrow - 27:46

2. Neil Campbell & Natalia Beylis - House Back - 22:18