Pine Cone

by Joan of Arc



"Written, Recorded, and Edited at home over an intense two week period in isolation meditating on a Pinecone, Pine Cone is a (mostly) instrumental sonic analogy of the form of a Pinecone.

A simple set of prompts guided its development—more than two instruments at one time would always be an exception, nothing repeats without variation unless that is the totality of its function, the fades, blurs and cuts that link its sections are as much its point as any instrument.

Some neighbors dropped by to check up on me and graciously played along: Matthew Clark (White / Light), Todd Mattei (Lites Alive), and Jonathan Van Herik (Disappears).

It’s been twenty years since I have lived within a dozen miles of anywhere I might see a Pinecone. But I keep the staff of Dionysus, Lovecraft’s From Beyond, and Descartes in mind daily.

In the tradition of Eno’s definition of Ambient Music, promising the listener a more- or less-deep listening experience according to his or her own desire to engage or simply let it create atmosphere, Pinecone is a record for candle lit baths, bright and breezy afternoons with a fine Brie, or any other time you most prefer to be stoned and alone."
—Tim Kinsella

Packaged in screenprinted sleeves (six colors, hand-numbered) with an offset printed inner sleeve and screenprinted inserts, printed and assembled by hand at Landland.

Drawings & Design by Dan Black, with the help of Tim Kinsella, Jessica Seamans, and Nathan Snaza. Printed with the help of Cathy Johnson & Heather Christianson.

Pressing info:
Standard Limited Edition: 500 copies
Test Pressings: 10 copies

Released by Landland ≠ Record Label

Physical copies available from us at:

PO Box 577854
Chicago, Ill. 60622

Catalog Number: LL-LP-003


released August 7, 2012



Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.


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"Landland Colportage" is a semi-formal division of Landland, which we have made responsible for occasionally producing & publishing a variety of "limited edition" and/or "handmade" art objects & cultural artifacts, including VINYL RECORDS, AUDIO CASSETTES, and other "non-flatstock" items of varying importance. ... more

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