What They Do and The Bare Bones - Limited Edition CD Albums

What They Do Whalebone The Bare Bones

Limited Edition CDs

Handmade albums

Limited edition hand printed albums using linocut techniques. From the start our aim was to make these CDs as handmade and individual as possible. For the artwork we have decided to print each cover from several original linocut printing blocks. As no two prints turn out exactly the same, each cover is unique, which really appeals to us, even though the process is more time consuming. The spines have been handwritten.

We also wanted to use materials that are more environmentally friendly, so the covers are made from 100% recycled card with no shrink wrap. (The CDs are still plastic as a recycled card alternative doesn’t yet exist. When they’re invented we’ll switch straight away.)


What They Do: CD - Limited Edition
  • What They Do: CD - Limited Edition
  • What They Do: CD - Limited Edition
  • What They Do: CD - Limited Edition

What They Do: CD - Limited Edition

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£12.00

Whalebone’s 9th album, recorded over two years and featuring 12 tracks that are all inspired by our immediate surroundings. From Holaweg - a tune about a local holloway leading down to a reservoir not far from our studio, Willowherb dedicated the wild flower that becomes so prolific during late summers in the field next to us and the happiest tune

Whalebone’s 9th album, recorded over two years and featuring 12 tracks that are all inspired by our immediate surroundings. From Holaweg - a tune about a local holloway leading down to a reservoir not far from our studio, Willowherb dedicated the wild flower that becomes so prolific during late summers in the field next to us and the happiest tune we’ve ever recorded ‘Mellow’. The title ‘What They Do’ came from Richard Powers’ amazing book The Overstory.

Limited edition hand printed album using linocut techniques. The artwork is printed from several original linocut printing blocks. As no two prints turn out exactly the same, each cover is unique, and the spines have been handwritten.

The covers are made from 100% recycled card with no shrink wrap.

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The Bare Bones: CD - Limited Edition
  • The Bare Bones: CD - Limited Edition
  • The Bare Bones: CD - Limited Edition
  • The Bare Bones: CD - Limited Edition

The Bare Bones: CD - Limited Edition

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£12.00

The first album release for The Bare Bones. 16 tracks recorded over two years featuring dreamlike melodies, ethereal accompaniments, and meditative cinematic soundscapes.

As the pandemic turned ours, and everyone else’s worlds upside down, and with all live gigs cancelled, we shut ourselves in our little studio, picked up our guitars and began to

The first album release for The Bare Bones. 16 tracks recorded over two years featuring dreamlike melodies, ethereal accompaniments, and meditative cinematic soundscapes.

As the pandemic turned ours, and everyone else’s worlds upside down, and with all live gigs cancelled, we shut ourselves in our little studio, picked up our guitars and began to play. As a warm Spring became a glorious early Summer, and birdsong and the drowsy hum of bees filled the air, time seemed to stand still around the studio. And reflecting all this, our music started to evolve in response. As we followed the music where it led us, this new ambient side to Whalebone felt deserving of its own distinct identity, and so our dreamy, chilled out alter egos The Bare Bones came into being.

Limited edition hand printed album using linocut techniques. The artwork is printed from several original linocut printing blocks. As no two prints turn out exactly the same, each cover is unique, and the spines have been handwritten.

The covers are made from 100% recycled card with no shrink wrap.

Read more…

Linoprinting Process