1 MILE NORTH PRESS KIT THINGY “Glass Wars” and “Minor Shadows” will be reissued on vinyl this Fall!!!
Pensive electric guitar composition has a limited history, which makes sense as it’s a fairly limited mode of expression. In the 70s, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno brought cosmic rock and new age down to earth, stopping just short of total academia. Their primary guitar works– No Pussyfooting (1973) and Evening Star (1975)– were tainted by showmanship in the traditional rock and roll sense, by a kind of regal grandeur, but their work would inspire a gaunt, neurotic Mancunian named Vini Reilly who, as The Durutti Column, married virtuosic talent and discreet music with help from producer Martin Hannett, the gruff, northern rejoinder to Eno. Reilly’s nascent experiments on 1979’s…
After taking a unofficial break that ended up lasting 10 goddamn years, we’ve pulled something new together. Written and recorded in Brooklyn by J. Hills, and mastered by the legendary Kramer Awakened by Decay is a soundtrack for the void beyond the darkness.
The fine folks at Wortcunner Records will be helping us get this out on 180 gram marbled vinyl this fall.
A split with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s Colophon, and The Wind Up Bird put out by the good folks at The Music Fellowship.
“1 Mile North aren’t interested in definitions, in easily identifiable or “current” modes: this is a band that demands more of music than sequences and tones, invoking pasts their contemporaries are ignoring. This sonorous instrumental album divines new paths from ambient music’s more considered roots, reclaiming the wasted potential of its legacy. Merciless.”
Our first release. Good times. them.
“The duo mines a musical vein that can’t be called post-rock (too simple), can’t be called rock (it doesn’t), and can’t be called indie (its not hip enough). What Glass Wars is, though, is brilliant, beautiful, and moving.”
New album “Awakened by Decay” has been mixed and is currently in the hands of our trusted vinyl pressers – this one should be out in late Oct or November. Stay tuned