Boomkat Product Review:
'The Peregrine' is Lawrence English's homage to J.A. Baker's obscure tome of the same name which he discovered by chance in David Toop's loft while visiting the author/musicologist in London some years back. 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 and 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.