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Background Activity

by Adam Fielding

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this will be an endless symphony of noise
To Be Free 04:28
january's follies are catching up to me i've wasted months trying to find something that simply does not want to be found no simple things we take obvious reasons they lie within we are without falling prey to lonely dissonance but now we're free and now we're free the signal's sent to come back home so that's where we're going cos now we're free
roaring engines overhead constellations on a course too short a grasp to catch a break we aren't going anywhere a constant aching for the changes that never seem to take hold too short a life to be living and we aren't going anywhere watching over all of us with pity as we poison ourselves night after night after night watching over all of us, careful, no we aren't going anywhere collect your thoughts into a box to open while you're dreaming broken hearts and spilling hope well we aren't going anywhere we aren't going anywhere so rest your palms upon the window staring out into a storm you're safe within your own terms we aren't going anywhere
stand up and be counted we are all connected a signal fire for your skies as lights burn out before our eyes after everything is over lay down your burdens and remember so we don't know where we're going that's half the fun, not knowing we are all connected


Background Activity is a selection of songs written and produced during the creation of Distant Activity (2007 - 2008) that were not included on the album itself.

During the creation of Distant Activity, there were a number of songs written and produced that didn't make the final cut. Some went on to be released as part of other projects (namely, The Dawn EP). Some tracks were a little too quirky. Some didn't fit with the overall aesthetic of the album. Some just wouldn't have fit on the album. As time passed, these tracks remained archived and untouched - a curious reminder of musical and emotional ideas that were never intended to see the light of day.

As such, Background Activity is a revisiting of the period during which Distant Activity was created. All unreleased tracks are presented in their original state - rough edges and all - as a musical time capsule for anyone interested in hearing some of the ideas that paved the way for the completion of the full album itself.


released March 7, 2012

Recorded, produced and performed by: Adam Fielding
Photography and artwork by: Adam Fielding
Mastered at: MBUA Studios




Adam Fielding Huddersfield, UK

Adam Fielding is a UK based electronic musician specialising in blending rich soundscapes with strong melodies to create music that is both diverse and accessible, while retaining a strong emotional undercurrent.

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