Boomkat Product Review:
**2015 CD edition on Room 40** 'The Peregrine' is Lawrence English's homage to J.A. Baker's obscure tome of the same title. Without a doubt, it's also one of his most beautifully realised releases. That's possibly due in no small part to the profound impact the book has played on his work since first discovering it, by chance, some years ago in David Toop's loft while visiting the author/musicologist in London. As Lawrence alludes, there's a distinct parallel between the evocative sonic topographies of his work and the descriptive prose of the book "I feel The Peregrine epitomizes a kind of obsessive rendering of landscape and environment. Throughout the book, Baker places central focus on the micro and macro worlds which surrounding him. He expends as much attention on the shape of clouds or the murmur of a river as on the bird, which inspires him to write." The album is given structure by accounts of land, environment and movement and articulated through experimentation with harmonic saturation an distortion. From the breathtaking opening flight of 'October 1 - The Hunting Life' to the sustained drone altitudes of 'April 4 - And He Sleeps', this is a truly majestic piece of work. Recommended.