Originally released as a low-key limited-edition cassette last year, Innerland is the debut solo album from Engineers co-founder/Ulrich Schnauss collaborator Mark Peters. Having sold out immediately, it's now getting a new lease of life with a vinyl/CD/digi release on 20th April.
A collection of elemental instrumentals centered around Mark's guitar playing and informed by the likes of Talk Talk, Vini Reilly and Felt's Maurice Deebank, Innerland is resolutely its own thing. Inspired by a move back home to northwest England, all of the songs are named after local places and landmarks from Mark's childhood.
For his 8 Tracks, Mark has chosen the theme 'atmospheric instrumental exploration' - listen to selections from Acetone, Roger Eno, Roedelius & more below...
Innerland is out 20th April via Sonic Cathedral, pre-order it here.
Lead image: Chris Baugh
Roger Eno - A Place In The Wilderness
Around the time I started recording ‘Innerland’ I got into the idea of my music having a ‘singular' feeling: one idea presented very purely with no unnecessary fluff or decoration. If the emotion is represented accurately (with the help of the right processing) the effects can be amazing. The title of this is perfect – I love music that gives the feeling of wandering round in a place that’s seldom been wandered in.