The Barrier Silence is the debut album from Cheltenham based 90 Degrees South. The album's title is taken from a poem by local Antarctic explorer Edward Wilson, who perished with Captain Scott on the return journey from the South Pole. Wilson lived on the hill overlooking the Jaguar Sound Studio where the album was recorded. A theme of pioneering travel under harsh conditions runs throughout the album, from the sub-zero sledge journeys through record-breaking transoceanic flight to soundtracks for travel by train, car, and motorcycle. The album's cover even includes a portrait of cross-Atlantic flyer Captain John Alcock. The critically acclaimed 90 Degrees South first appeared with the track 'U.H.F.' on Decalogue, the final installment in the Ochre 10" series. Picking up comparisons to Labradford, Calexico, and Tortoise... UK import.
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