The Common Silence

by Lee Chapman

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Date : 05.05.15
Map point : eilean 22
Color : green
Season : spring
Duration : 46.06 mn (60.26 mn with the digital bonus song)
Edition : limited to 120 copies


Lee Chapman is a a self taught composer and musician from Burnley, UK.
He uses live manipulations of instruments, loops and effects to create delicate, dense and dynamic atmospheres from minimal instrumentation. 
After some various Ep & collaborations, working in the fields of ethereal, organic and accidental compositions, using analog, tapes as well digital process, he presents on Eilean Rec. his first complete Lp.

« The album starts and ends with the beauty of the album's dedicated, book-ending the murkiness and darkness in my mind and my continuing realisation of this. The track "A Wish For Common Silence" was written back in 2013 and little did I know how much of a sense it would mean in 2014/2015 and therefore a self-fulfilling prophecy, a full circle towards "A Wish For Common Silence" in both a metaphorical and literal sense.  ».
Lee Chapman



released May 5, 2015

All music written and instruments performed by Lee Chapman.
All music recorded live in Riga, Latvia between October 2014 and January 2015 except A Wish For Common Silence, recorded in Burnley, UK on 6th April 2013.

Mastered by Mathias Van Eecloo
Cover Art by Lynn Pollard
Inside Photography by Mathias Van Eecloo
Design by Rémi Verdier

" Gratitude and thanks to loving and graceful parents, brother, Phil and Ieva for supporting me personally, emotionally and spiritually throughout my life. Thank you to Bryan, Andrew, Daryl, Gosh and Selffish for engaging in my music and encouraging me to release work and inspire me. Thank you to the countries and friends of Germany, Norway and Latvia for giving me a home, new culture and new experiences in the time spent. Thank you to the labels Eilean, Unknown Tone and Skyr for hosting my music in different formats."

"The Common Silence is dedicated to Ieva Balode."


Forthcoming :
- Bamboo Stilts (Orla Wren & Leigh Toro)
- Dag Rosenqvist



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