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Almond Drive

by James Osland

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editions vaché We are big fans of Osland's work- and this is just one of those collections- makes you feel good without being cloying or overindulgent- hits you right where you live .....am/ss/tm Favorite track: The Memories Never Leave.
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Jim Penola James's use of field recordings on this album is superlative: they seem to transcend mere texture to become their own key instrument. The sonic warmth that emanates from every song isn't just peaceful, it's deeply transportive. There may not be words or lyrics on this album, but that doesn't stop it from feeling like it is telling a very special and specific story. Favorite track: The Scene Of Our Everyday Lives.
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andrewheatharts A beautiful album full of light and grace. There is a delicate minimalism here that is a joy to listen to. Fantastic work! Favorite track: Tiny Happy People.
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  • James Osland & Richard Whaling Double Album Bundle


    Pro-dubbed cassettes with full-colour printed artwork together at a bundle price. 30 bundles available, subject to increase depending on demand.

    As a way of making up for lost time as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be two albums released most months on RTR throughout 2020 and into 2021. The fifth double album bundle features James Osland's 'Almond Drive' (RTR035) and Richard Whaling's 'Entropy' (RTR036). Both albums explore the gentler side of ambient music, making use of smooth synth tones and cascading progressions. Both albums are also presented with glitter shells, delivering a cohesive aesthetic.

    Bandcamp only allows for one download code per physical item - an additional download code for the outstanding bundle release will be sent directly to the email address provided when purchased. The additional code will also be included in the envelope when the order is shipped.
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  • Limited Addition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Pro-dubbed cassette with green glitter shell and double-sided J-card in a clear case with shrink-wrapping.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Almond Drive via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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James Osland has been a part of RTR since the very beginning. His 2018 album, 'Manitoba Gardens' (RTR004), was the first album to sell out as the label began to grow, and he has also featured on every RTR Sampler volume to date. 'Almond Drive' (RTR035) is a follow up to 'Manitoba Gardens', continuing the story through a delicate combination of gentle ambient progressions, field recordings and found sound.

The album was initially scheduled to be released toward the end of 2020. However, unavoidable delays related to the pandemic pushed the release back and 'Almond Drive' is one of two albums to start 2021's physical run.

"This album is dedicated to Roy and Mary Jenkins for creating the safest and most loving home that anyone could have asked for. We will never forget all the wonderful memories that you have created in that home. " - James Osland


released January 25, 2021

Written, recorded and mixed by James Osland
Mastered by James Edward Armstrong
Artwork by Luna Hsu


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Rusted Tone Recordings Farnham, UK

Rusted Tone Recordings is an independent tape label specialising in ambient, drone, and experimental music.

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