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Cosmic Neighbourhood - Gatherings
Cosmic Neighbourhood - Gatherings

Cosmic Neighbourhood - Gatherings

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This item is scheduled to be released on 28th July 2023.


An absolute delight on Caught by the River’s Rivertones label.


Imagine if Eric Carle had been signed to Ghost Box, or if the Look Around You team had ended up taking over the Radiophonic Workshop. If you can picture that kind of sound, we’re ready to welcome you to the Cosmic Neighbourhood. Cosmic Neighbourhood’s Gatherings is an album made for wild imaginations and deep daydreams. Its fourteen tracks provide the kind of trip you can take if you close your eyes tight enough and let your mind wander. It’s the music of small things, groovy sounds from way underground that’s inspired as much by Martin Rev and Moondog as it is by walking trees, pine cones catching the bus, nocturnal farmyard symphonies and the movements of butterflies reimagined through restless drum machines. Sounds good? Come join the gathering. There’s room for everyone.

Cosmic Neighbourhood is the musical alias of York-based illustrator and musician Adam Higton. Adam’s work encompasses comic strips, collage and sound art and documents the daily goings-on of the forest folk within the realm of the Cosmic
Neighbourhood. His two albums on Kit (|Collages I and II) see each song acting as a response to a series of paper-and-scissors

compositions. Sonically, these records straddle new and old, taking modular electronics, flutes, bells and softly pattering drum machines, before colouring them all with the amber glow of some forgotten, psychedelic kids' TV programme. Higton's benign toots and echoing jingles bring to mind Daphne Oram's early delay experiments or the meandering playfulness of Tom

Cameron. Radiophonic and time-worn, it still somehow sounds like the future. Gatherings follows previous Cosmic Neighbourhood albums Library Vol 1 and Collages I and II. Previous Rivertones releases include spoken word and found sound collages by Robert Macfarlane & Chris Watson, poetry and elemental music by Will Burns' & Hannah Peel and the soundtrack to Wolfgang Buttress’ Hive structure at Kew Gardens by Be.

Available as a very limited special edition to include a hand personalised edition of the 7" Trees EP.

Format Info

+ Standard weight orange vinyl
+ Unprinted black paper 12" inner sleeve
+ 3mm spine, 300gsm w-w board w/ matt lamination

+ Special edition includes a bonus 7" Trees EP that has been hand personalised.


Scarecrow Says
Elf Trip
Pine Cone
Green Folk
Owl Eyes

Artist: Cosmic Neighbourhoods
Label: Rivertones
Barcode: 5400863089764
Format: LP
Release Date: 28th July 2023

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 28th July 2023.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.


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When is this released?

Cosmic Neighbourhood - Gatherings is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 28th July 2023. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.

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What is the discount?

Cosmic Neighbourhood - Gatherings is listed at a special discounted pre order price (usually between 10-15 percent) that will revert to full price during the week of release.


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