One Day This'll All Be Fields

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Since we were staying with Matthew from Song, by Toad in Edinburgh, we could hardly miss Neil Pennycook from Meursault. Neil and Matthew often hang out together and once we also stumbled into Neil’s mixing of the new Meursault-album that happened in Matthew’s studio and living room. The little pretaste of the second album “All creatures will make merry” that we got to hear was already overwhelming, so we are happy that Neil decided to perform two songs from it for the acoustic session. Not far from Matthew’s home at Inverleith Park, Neil walks up a hill with a nice view on the city. Shafts of sunlight are caressing the scenery with a pond populated by swans to Neil’s feet and a rugby match taking place behind him. Amidst the surrounding noise of rugby players doing their battle cry and sea-gulls calling, Neil raises his urgent voice to perform “Weather” and scream out the pain over our heads and over the city’s rooftops. It’s of a catching energy and leaves you wanting to do a tirade of similar sound intensity. Yet after this compelling volume competition with the sports men (that Neil definitely won!), Meursault takes a seat at the stairs to the pond to go for the more peaceful “One Day This’ll All Be Fields“. The rendition is not less absorbing and soon Neil finds himself encircled by inquisitive swans.

  • Posted: April 9, 2010
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Sarah Brugner
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner