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Echo Two

Taken from Field Recordings 3 - a new collection of manipulated field recordings combined with musical ideas.

This track is sampled and used in track one from the album, Dales, and makes heavy use of a Vox Repeat Percussion pedal I made from the instructions at Guitar FX Layouts.

I like it on it’s own as well.

Filmed on 10th March 2023 at St. Ives Estate, Harden, Bingley, UK

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From Field Recordings 3.

All The Time

The Argent Grub brings you two new songs about love and loss.

All The Time is a duet with Jehanne who adds her lush, warm vocals to add angelic, haunting overtones to the song. The track builds around an acoustic guitar that is warped through layers of reverb and delay, creating an otherworldly soundscape against which the lyrics are set.

Bring the Night is another simple guitar piece. Synths and organ bring colour to a solitary landscape in which a trumpet beckons you home. The track is for all those that need to rest.

All The Time is another collaboration with Jehanne, a singer and songwriter based in Leeds in the UK. You can find her work on Spotify and Soundcloud.

Check out our previous release Sandpaper Walls.

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From the All The Time.

Walk - The Argent Grub and Lianne Hall

Lianne Hall was described by John Peel as “One of the great English voices”, and I’ve been a fan since I first heard her voice on one of his annual Festive Fifty shows.

The simplicity of Lianne’s approach to the tracks on her album, Abandon Ship, was a big influence on me when it came to writing Walk, so on a whim, and with very little expectation, I sent it to her to see if she wanted the song, and to see whether she could make something of it.

She liked it and the results of our collaboration are shared here.

The video re-uses Restored Apollo 11 Moonwalk - Original NASA EVA Mission Video - Walking on the Moon Licence: Public Domain

The artwork adapted from Buzz Aldrin on the Moon from NASA on The Commons (Public Domain / No known copyright restrictions)

Design by Do-Creative

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From the Walk EP.

Surf Song

Made for Cover Makes Me A Modern Girl, a collection of Sleater-Kinney covers by artists across the world.

Available on a pay-what-you-can/want basis, all funds go to Girls Rock School Edinburgh (GSRE).

GRSE started in 2014 as a non-profit organisation running free music workshops open to all women, girls, transwomen and genderqueer persons regardless of age or ability, in a relaxed, informal, supportive learning environment. They reserve places each term for asylum seekers and refugees.

All rights to sub pop, corin tucker, carrie brownstein, janet weiss + more.

Artwork by Calvin Halliday

On this recording shi Blank played Bass, Stu Bannister played additional percussion, and LJK provided vocals.

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From the Cover Makes Me A Modern Girl compilation.

The Depiction Of Unimportant Things - Amigow / Garland / You Held Me

Drawing on influences from Mogwai, Sparklehorse, The Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, and more, these guitar heavy tracks provide a sonic explosion of blissed out sounds.

Full credits and playlist on Youtube

From the album the Depiction Of Unimportant Things.

Hello Person

Beats, bleeps, and noises bridging the machine/human interface.The track is built from openly licenced loops (Creative Commons by Attribution) that were created as part of Libre Music Challenge #13.

Only loops from the archive are used with no additional material, although some loops have been chopped and processed.This track combines loops from all the people that took part.

The video was made in the same spirit using only open licenced video already available on the web.

Neither the film, or the finished track, would have been possible without people choosing to openly licence their material for re-use. So thank you for doing that. Equally, all the software tools used to create the track and film were free and open source.

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From the album Random Numbers.

Don’t Spread Germs

This video takes an old UK public information film about germs, and mashes it up with a modern animation that covers similar ground, and a fresh soundtrack from The Argent Grub.

Neither the film, or the finished track, would have been possible without people choosing to openly licence their material for re-use.
Equally, all the software tools used to create the track and film were free and open source.

Don’t Spread Germs from the UK National Archives used under the Open Government Licence version 3.
Director John Krish

(OO) - Animation Short Film (2017) by Osro used under the Creative Commons Attribution licence (reuse allowed)

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From the album Random Numbers.

I Can’t Breathe

This music track was created as a response to the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 sparked by the death of George Floyd.
The video was made during Black History Month 2021.

The music track is 8 minutes and 46 seconds long. While we now know that Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for 1 minute less than was originally reported, 8 minutes and 46 seconds is a time inextricably linked with George’s death.

The track features the names of 108 black men and women who have died at the hands of police.

This is small way of keeping their names alive and raising awareness.

From I Can’t Breathe.


Ardrossan beach is a sliver of land sandwiched between the water of the Firth of Clyde and a road, the A78, with it’s 60mph speed limit.

There are spectacular views across the water to the Isle of Arran, and the recording captures the lapping of waves, children playing on the beach, and the passing traffic.

From the album Field Recordings Volume Two.


The Chichibu field recording was recorded at Chichibu forest, Chichibu-city, Saitama, Japan, via the Locus Sonus soundmap.

Thanks to Locus Sonus and the stream operators at the Cyberforest Research Project at the University of Tokyo.

From the album Field Recordings.

A Sense Of Place. All Saints Parish Church, Bingley

This track also appears on Something To Listen To - a collection of sound art pieces.

The video is one that was made to encourage deep listening to a soundtrack made for a live listening event at All Saints Church, Bingley back in 2023 as part of the A Sense Of Place project.

From Something To Listen To.