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1983 [Edition IV Triptych]

by Coppice Halifax

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David Prescott Another instant classic. This one is excellent in blending truly beautiful backgrounds with just the right kind of beats. Engaging, upbeat, pleasant, but not in the sense of sweet, maudlin or trying to be pretty. It's funny -- CH releases often pride themselves on pushing the boundaries of music into new and sometimes challenging directions. It's easy to overlook just how lovely the music can be. Favorite track: Sea Smoke [DCO Excavation].
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    A ready to frame 5x7" handmade recycled art assemblage, created with photographic elements from the 4th edition reissue of 1983. Appears in two variants, pictured here. Selection at the discretion of the artist. This option is for collectors who are interested in art editions & digital audio only - no CD-R will be shipped with this option. For more information on the ACRM catalog:

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  • Limited Edition 3xCD-R Reissue Set
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    Assembled by hand, one copy at a time, in the White Pillar Workshop. Three white 5" recordable discs, printed and duplicated via an Imation D20, held inside a sturdy triple-jewel case, with a kraft cardstock insert, a 4x4" glossy photographic print and custom text sticker work on the back of the case & inside cover. This is the fourth edition of 1983, and the first to contain the 3rd edition's expanded tracklist on CD format, in addition to an entirely new 60+ minute excavation of "Sea Smoke", drafted at White Pillar, May 2019.

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Lake Busbee 12:29
Bronze 18:34
Flower Field 06:23
Cmx I 08:49
Cmx II 10:56
Phantom Sun 06:16
Third Lake 04:15
Bronze II 08:25
Cmx III 04:54


1983, the debut release by Coppice Halifax, recorded in 2006, and issued in three distinctly different and limited editions, the latest of which was nine years ago in 2010, on a 120-minute cassette tape. Each iteration of 1983 expanded on the original four tracks, and this fourth reinstatement is no different, with a 60+ minute excavation of Sea Smoke, conjured from the crumbling towers of memory that 1983 resides in and laid to tape in the White Pillar Workshop, almost 600 miles away from Lake Busbee itself.

When Sun Cast was nearing completion in 2018, after eight years of recording work, relocation, parenthood and studio changes, I became aware of the fate of Lake Busbee and the electric plant next to it, that I canonized as totemic representations of my work, just like the Columbia water tower or my father's home in rural Loris, both of which also graced many different covers across years. The plant was demolished, and the lake drained and converted into swampland, instilling in me a deep sense of loss. That place was a synaesthetic focus point for me - I'd visit it in lucid dreams, and from those experiences came the sounds of 1983. To my mind, 1983 IS that place, transmuted and distilled into the final remnant, a mnemonic artifact.

So, I decided it was a perfect time to reissue 1983, one more time. 13 years after its creation, it remains a monument within the Halifaxian landscape, visible from just about any other plot in those overgrown acres and psychedelic waves. This is the first time the expanded 12-track material has been issued on CD-R, and as stated previously, it also includes a third disc, an offering at the temple, vaporized and chanted until the next time around. The ritual is over, the vision passed and the evidence etched into yet another milkwhite plastic galaxy maker.


released May 16, 2019

W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Rolling Knoll, 2006, except #13: Recorded at White Pillar Workshop, May 2019. Additional acoustic guitar on #4 by Blake Arambula. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. Text and design by ABM&D. Photography by Sarah Farmer This is Milieu Music number AD43, 43rd in the Arboreal Digest reissue catalog.

Special thanks to all of the members of the Milieu Music Fan Club at Patreon ( With their continued support, more music like this release can happen! At the present moment, the members of the Fan Club are: Burt T / Brian S / Jake P / Christ S / Damian H / Levi G / Brian C / Arthur W / Joel B / Peter H-B / Rik J / Jose S / David P / Helge J / Peter C / Alan A / Alex G / Seth B / David T / Devin H / Mathieu L / Andy B / Francois H / Benoit P / J.C. Bastos

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Coppice Halifax Dayton, Ohio

Analog Botany, since 2005.12.08. Impressionist techno and bedroom fantasist electronics. Compost instead of composition.

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