Mark Peters

Innerland

Rough Trade Exclusive Limited Blue Vinyl.

Mark Peters' album Innerland. Available here on Rough Trade Exclusive Limited Blue LP and Standard CD.

Rough Trade Exclusive with a bonus CD called Ambient Innerland featuring stripped down, beatless versions of the whole thing. It’s a beauty. Innerland is the first ever solo album by Engineers co-founder / songwriter and Ulrich Schnauss collaborator Mark Peters. It was originally released as a low-key limited-edition cassette late last year, but it sold out immediately through word of mouth and the backing of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne and Gideon Coe, Uncut magazine and Caught By The River, whose Robin Turner said it was “impossibly beautiful, evoking a bird’s-eye view of its own landscape, one untarnished by the blots and the palettes and the Tescos of the real world”. It has now been relandscaped into a larger-scale, eight-track album and gets a full release on vinyl and CD. A collection of instrumentals, with nods to Brian Eno, Talk Talk, Richard Thompson, Vini Reilly and Felt’s Maurice Deebank, Innerland highlights Mark’s incredible musicianship, positioning his guitar rather than his voice as the focal point of the music. It also finds him reconnecting with his youth and rediscovering a sense of place, following a move back home to northwest England in late 2016, with all the songs named after local places and landmarks.

LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive Limited Blue Vinyl. Limited Copies with Rough Trade Exclusive Bonus CD.

CDx2 - Limited Copies with Rough Trade Exclusive Bonus CD.

Featured in: Albums of the Month - May 2018