by A Grave With No Name

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‘Pocketknife’ is the second full-length project to be released by A Grave With No Name in 2016, following on from ‘Wooden Mask’ earlier in August. Where that studio-recorded collection highlighted Shields’ considerable songwriting talents, ‘Pocketknife’ presents 30 minutes of wordless ambient composition; acting as companion piece and epilogue to its stripped-to-the-bone predecessor.

Recorded at home using hardware and edited down to tape from hours of improvised material, ‘Pocketknife’ is awash with distressed drones and textures. Daubed with wraithlike curls of atmosphere, the album finds Shields functioning as practitioner, reaching for a transcendent spirit world in order to channel its energies into this one.


released September 7, 2016

Inspired by the short story 'The Charlatan' by William Cody Watson.

Read it here: goo.gl/brGF0d

Editing and sequencing assistance by David Payne.

Mastered by Noel Summerville.



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A Grave With No Name mine their own distinctive vein of haunted, freaked folk/ art rock, tracing delicate fissures in the emotional radiography of loss and longing to spellbinding effect.

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