Photography Stephanie Sian Smith

Slumber Sessions: William Arcane

Sending us into sleep mode this week is elusive electronic lullaby producer William Arcane. Pictures Music signed, Norfolk born Arcane makes raw and honest music. Building each song's concept on one significant word, to summarise the sorrowful...

by i-D Team
18 June 2014, 8:20am

Photography Stephanie Sian Smith


"I was walking on a railway track in a field that lead to two large barns side by side that were made of large grey stones. I went into the barn on the left which was empty apart from a fireplace. I went over to the fireplace and crawled up the chimney by pressing my back against one wall and then used my hands and knees to shimmy up. I followed it up and went through a tunnel at the top which lead to the neighbouring barn. To descend back to ground level I had to then descend by manoeuvring through a load of lift and pulley systems and avoid getting tangled in the ropes of the contraptions. After a long struggle I made it back to the ground and continued to the railway track."

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jaques Morelenbaum & Everton Nelson - Bibo No Aozora
Tim Hecker - October Pt.1
Airhead - Masami
Koreless - Last Remnants
Radiohead - Like Spinning Plates
Oneohtrix Point Never -I Only Have Eyes for You
CFCF - Half Dreaming Reprise
Wild Beasts - Burning
Nils Frahm - Says
Nadia Sirota - Tristan da Cunha
Nobuo Uematsu - The Place I'll Return to Someday
Arthur Russell - Home Away from Home

Read our exclusive interview with William Arcane here.


Text James Hutchins
Photography Stephanie Sian Smith

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