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William Doyle

Slowly Arranged: 2016-2019 (2024 Repress)

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It’s nearing a decade since William Doyle released his Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, 'Total Strife Forever', as East India Youth in 2...
William Doyle

Lightnesses I & II (2024 Repress)

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'Lightnesses Vol I & II' sees Doyle create what we might understand as true ambient music – that is, music intended for the background that wa...
William Doyle

The Dream Derealised (2024 Repress)

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A collection of nine abstract, lo-fi pieces that were recorded during the summer of 2016, when focusing on creating them helped guide Doyle through a “dif...
William Doyle

Springs Eternal

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Doyle's latest is a revelation of bucolic electro-acoustic pop wonderment - he might have swapped his muddy boots for something more dancefloor appropriate ...
William Doyle

Great Spans of Muddy Time

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An elegiac treatise on letting go, a wobbly pop masterpiece & quite likely the only album on this list inspired by Monty Don.
Near Future Residence (2024 Repress)
  1. Flexford Forest Community Choir
  2. Cadence Gardens 2026
  3. Sightings at Tangmere Close
  4. Music for the 3rd Floor Atrium
  5. Rose Building Improv Group
  6. Next Door’s Granular Band Practice
  7. Hocombe Astral Projection Society (Abridged)
  8. New European Optimism
  9. Derwenthorpe Rainwater Harvest
  10. Municipal Harmonics
  11. Near Future Residence

William Doyle

Near Future Residence (2024 Repress)

Tough Love Records
  • lp

    Released: 23rd Feb 2024


'Near Future Residence' is music for an imagined place based on real ideas; the soundtrack for an ecologically sustainable housing development somewhere in a not-too-distant future Britain.

The eleven instrumental pieces here come from a place of optimism, imagining a future that is based on cooperation, community and ecological urbanism. It's music intended to sit in this imagined environment rather than impose upon it, similar in principle to the function of Kankyō Ongaku (Japanese environmental music). The ideas contained on Near Future Residence laid the groundwork for - and can be seen as a companion piece to - the album Your Wilderness Revisited, released to critical acclaim in 2019. Doyle explains how the pieces “were composed in entirely generative ways using samples of instruments, synthesisers and field recordings I've collected and developed throughout 2018. In generative composition, rules are set and parameters are chosen and then put into motion, the results constantly changing and surprising.”