Next on U.K. label Courier is an album from Furrows, the collaborative project of Stuart Bowditch and Nick Dawson.

Bowditch and Dawson, friends, collaborators, and recording artists in electronics and jazz respectively, recorded A Thin Veneer in The Loft, Southend, Essex between August 2017 and December 2018. It’s entirely improvised using the following setup: Moog Sub Phatty, Digitech Freqout, Boss ME70, TC Electronics HOF, MXR Carbon Copy, Red Panda Tensor, Arturia Minibrute, Squier Jazzmaster, iPad mini, Teenage Engineering OP1, Samplr, Animoog, Meris Ottobit, Landscape FM Stereo Field, Maschine, and Ableton Live.

The duo’s only previous work as Furrows came with “Fragments Of A Portrait,” a 2015 contribution to a V/A compilation on U.K. ambient label Hibernate.


01. Soon We’ll Be Outmoded
02. Untethered
03. Once Planted Never Moved
04. Watching It Burn
05. I’mpossible
06. Lag
07. The Disappearance Of The Things We Loved
08. Salve
9. A Thin Veneer of Civilised Modernity

A Thin Veneer LP is out February 3, 2020, with pre-order available here.