On Dry Land

— Edition of 750 LPs available individually.
— Each purchase includes a multi-format download redeemable via Bandcamp.


CAT #: FTS006
June 21, 2019

For Rimarimba’s 1984 album On Dry Land, Robert Cox advances along the terrain explored on Below The Horizon. It’s an enchanting album, one which, at times, seems to comment on its own practice; a picture of everyday life in the hobbyist’s, or part-time musician’s, recording studio. Some moments point towards the tourist-explorer aesthetic that would eventually coalesce under the banner of Fourth World music. Other moments where Cox seems to be channelling an otherness, a kind of hauntological reverie, the feeling of music that gives us an uncanny sense of déjà vu. Writer David Keenan’s description of Japanese naïve-pop group Maher Shalal Hash Baz’s music, that it “feels like sketches of places where we once were, places now made poignant by our absence” feels like an alternate take On Dry Land.


Side A (33 RPM)
A1. Do Wonders For Me
A2. Tacky Travel Tune
A3. Crash
A4. Fairground
A5. Down From The Sky
A6. I Wouldn’t Ask
A7. Can’t You Feel It
A8. Welsh Water
A9. On The Range
A10. Gnats
A11. Cacoughanation

Side B (33 RPM)
B1. Sick
B2. Spirit
B3. Foulground
B4. Machinebeat
B5. Beyond Pain
B6. Not Enough Time


01. Down From The Sky
02. I Wouldn’t Ask
03. Welsh Water
04. Foulground
05. Machinebeat