Much like travel literature, 'Distance on Ground', comprised of two long form improvisational tracks by Martha Skye Murphy and Maxwell Sterling, enacts the motion of journeying as it embarks on a discussion of it. Conceived as travel music, the compositions move between urban and rural landscapes and are accompanied by a participatory website––distanceonground.com–– where the listener can voyage in real time to and with the music in their chosen environment.
Born out of several improvised recording sessions, this body of work marks the beginning of Martha and Maxwell's collaboration. The immediacy of the way the music is created, captured and edited allows the listener to feel as if they are listening from within the studio it was recorded in.
released January 14, 2022
Produced, mixed and engineered by Martha Skye Murphy and Maxwell Sterling
Mastered by Andrew Weathers
Recorded at Super Symmetry Studios, London
With thanks to: Jordan Reyes, Andrew Weathers, Casper Mills, Ina Tatarko, David Coleby, Nathan Beazer and Warp Publishing.
Artwork by Andrew Weathers
Design by Devin Shaffer