The Balloonist

by The Balloonist

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First Light 04:10
Currents 04:04
Above it All 07:13
Landing 06:59


A tape worn and hazy glide above the British countryside. An Arcadia that has only ever existed within the mind. The fog and sun bleached memories of childhood and the slight, autumnal chill of impending adolescence.

Like a lost TV or film soundtrack from the 70s, The Balloonist offers you a temporary escape from the present.

Put your eyes to the View Master...


released November 4, 2022

Ben Holton - guitars, bass, electric piano, synths, tapes

Recorded and produced by Ben Holton

Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw

Artwork and design by Hidden Britain


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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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