‘La Mer’ is the second riverrun album, and it was originally released in the spring of 2011.
Like the first record, ‘Pentimento’, it was made by layering new experimental pieces with a range of old four-track tape recordings that I had in my archive.
I spent most of Christmas 2010, back home in Devon, looking through boxes of my old tapes. In the process I discovered a recording of the sea at the North Somerset coast, from the mid 1990s, when I was a teenager, and when my family had a holiday place at Doniford Bay (a piece also referred to in one of the better pieces from ‘Pentimento’).
I used this tape and a some other old recordings to piece together a series of tracks that referred to Doniford, and to various other seaside places I’d known in my life.
Read more at: danielland.co.uk/la-mer
Released May 28, 2011