A contrasting experience to the South Devon Journey, along a section of the Tarka line which runs beside the River Taw through the middle of North Devon’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Starting from Portsmouth Arms station heading north towards Barnstaple, the piece takes in countryside which once inspired Henry Williamson’s classic novel ‘Tarka the Otter’ and has changed little since the railway opened in the mid 19th century, but which is now a case study in facing the environmental changes to come.
Earl Fontainelle a.k.a. Vengeance Tenfold lives on Dartmoor in Devon. He plays in the Amsterdam-based Cajun deathcountry band Earl Fontainelle and the Pearl of Great Price and has worked in many other musical and lyrical projects, including a long-term collaborative relationship with Shackleton with whom he worked together on a live performance alongside the Tom Dale Dance Company involving spoken word, live electronic music, a Siberian Jew's harp, and a lantern.
Ending the label on a high point after only ten releases, Shackleton moved to Berlin in 2008 to further develop his distinctive musical style. Since then he has been in demand both as a producer – remixing work ranging from the 25-piece African collective Kasai Allstars to the famed 1976 collaboration between Brian Eno and German electronic group Harmonia – and as an artist in his own right. With 2010 releases ranging from new work on his own newly-establised label through to a coveted single-artist slot on the Fabric mix series, Shackleton's evolving sound has won him wide-ranging recognition.
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