'Kollane' is an album created during a residency at the Estonian Artists’ Association, Tallinn, October 2011. The single long track is named for the Estonian word for yellow, and is inspired by the vibrant autumnal foliage and historic architecture of the city. Processed acoustic guitar blends with a field recording made from the residency, which takes in street sounds, bells, the clicking of the electricity meter, the creaking of the vintage lift mechanisms, and the sound of the artist tearing and folding materials for the packaging.
The album was released by Time Released Sound as their first ‘mail art’ release:
"TRS mailed 80 lovely hand made/printed/artified postcards to Wil at the residency in Tallinn. Wil put each of these postcards in an Estonian stamped envelope, along with souvenirs and detritus from Tallinn, and mailed them back to the label in Alameda. In an edition of only 80, each copy of this release will come with one of these unopened “mail art envelopes”, in an outer hand worked envelope, w/inner printed, and cotton sleeve lined translucent envelope, and a factory pressed replicated disc."
Released by Time Released Sound on CD with mail art packaging, in an edition of 80.
released March 9, 2012
Written and produced by Wil Bolton
Environmental sounds recorded during a residency at the Estonian Artists’ Association, Tallinn, October 2011
Photography by Wil Bolton
Design by Colin Herrick