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*Regular Digipak Edition, includes an instant download for the whole album plus 4 bonus remixes from Cotton Goods head honcho The Humble Bee* This collaboration between Bill Seaman and Daniel Howe came about after the pair exchanged ideas and recordings while both where travelling separately - in effect making for an album recorded between North Carolina, Seoul, Bremen, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mainland China and New York - covering a bit more than the "Minor Distances" referred to in the title. The recordings began life with Howe's improvised guitar recordings and Seaman's simple Piano loops - before being dissected and manipulated into the kind of delicate electro-accoustic arrangements synonymous with the whole Cotton Goods aesthetic. The album also features Trumpet parts recorded by Robert Ellis-Geiger (who also mastered the album), and an instant download of of re-works by Craig Tattersall, aka The Humble Bee, who does a typically wonderful job of imbuing proceedings with delicate wonder. His version of "Improbability" in particular sounds like an extract from The Remote Viewer's gorgeous "Let Your Heart Draw A Line" - a thing rent with so much delicate beauty as to make this whole package required listening for any of you who have followed Tattersall, or indeed Cotton Goods in the past.