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.​.​.​Into Memory​.​.​.

by Component#4

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Following on from 2012’s 12” EP, ‘Barbed Wire Sunday’, Wayside and Woodland artist Mike Rowley returns with his debut album 'Into Memory' under the moniker of Component#4.

'Into Memory', the literal translation of the Latin 'In Memoriam', is a collection of songs that draw on Rowley's
childhood growing up in the Black Country area of the West Midlands in the 1990s. During the 1980s the
Black Country, so named due its pivotal role in the industrial revolution, became an area of great deprivation
and social marginalisation due to the closure of the factories and steel works under Thatcher’s government.

Set in this post­industrial landscape, each track on the album is either directly reminiscent of an event in
Rowley's childhood or a viewpoint of one of the various characters he encountered during his adolescence.
As with other artists on Wayside and Woodland (epic45, Charles Vaughan) Rowley evokes a sense of
environment and nostalgia within the songs on 'Into Memory' ­ albeit as a contrasting companion ­ inasmuch
as the environment described here is urban rather than rural. On the track 'Difference in Canals', Rowley
cleverly compares the differences in the areas in which he and the members of epic45 grew up.

Musically, Component#4 has built on the crisp electronica and skeletal rhythms of his debut EP and created
a tight collection of atmospheric pop songs where each track complements the other, like chapters in a

Rowley has performed live as Component#4 and plans to play a series of shows alongside other Wayside
and Woodland artists in support of the album in 2015.

The album release will be preceded by the single, The Call Centre, available digitally on 23/02/15 with
accompanying remixes from Field Harmonics, My Autumn Empire and Alex Keane.


released March 9, 2015


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Wayside & Woodland Recordings England, UK

Wayside & Woodland Recordings was founded by Ben Holton and Rob Glover, and is based in South Staffordshire & The West Midlands.

The home label of epic45, Birds in the Brickwork, The Toy LIbrary, My Autumn Empire, Charles Vaughan and The Balloonist

And has released works by E.L. Heath, Component#4, Richard Youngs, Oliver Cherer, They Go Boom and Mark Van Hoen.
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