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July Skies

Lost youth, fractured memories of the 1970's, pylons across fields, abandoned airfields, endless childhood summers, dappled sunlight through leaves, forgotten England, the romance of the heavens well after closing time, countryside, mornings in May, ruins, faded innocence, post-war Britain, skies of all seasons, trudging coastlines, Super8, Festival of Britain 1951, memories made with a Polaroid Landcam, Henry Moore, overgrown follies, East Anglia, time spent amongst long summer grasses, kissing under motorway bridges, grey English rain filled skies, concrete precincts and tower blocks, suburbia, better days ahead, the sound of children playing faraway, old Ordnance Survey maps, lost airmen, Orford Ness, rustic charm, John Nash, playgrounds of the city, Avebury, icy mornings and clear blue skies, poppy day, a half remembered smile, 1960's artwork by Harry Wingfield, John Berry, Martin Aitchinson, C F Tunnicliffe, Ronald Lampitt, BST, municipal parks at dusk, love, infatuation and loss. Probably nothing more...

July Skies is a Midlands (UK) based recording project commenced by Antony Harding in 1997 who have released 4 albums and 2 EPs since 2000. July Skies is also part of the fiercely independent Make Mine Music label collective who have now achieved some 50 releases. July Skies create 'British Landscape' music and are heavily inspired by nostalgia and attempt to capture faded innocence and lost times through music and design. The project is often assisted by long time collaborators Benjamin T Holton and Robert Glover from epic45. The Skies have received support from the late John Peel and Rob Da Bank of BBC Radio1, Verity Sharp of BBC Radio3 and Stuart Maconie on BBC Radio6.

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