The next release on Rivertones, the audio imprint of our friends at Caught By The River, is a companion to At Hawthorn Time, Melissa Harrison’s novel.
The two track, 10″ vinyl record with an individually silkscreened and stitched sleeve, is a limited edition of 200 and is released on the same day as the book, April 23rd; the launch will take place at Rough Trade East.
The breath-taking record sleeve was made by an artist and printmaker Lucie Murtagh, who also created the botanical illustrations that feature at the start of each chapter, responding to At Hawthorn Time’s theme of landscape, territory and belonging. To make the starting point for her artwork she took a hawthorn tree, painstakingly rinsed the soil from it and scanned the complex network of roots it had put down into the soil; the insides of the sleeve are the living, vivid green of new leaves.
The record is available for pre-order online.