Early Learning

by Ochre

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Ambiotic Dream
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Ambiotic Dream A good variety of genres here. I've always liked Ochre. Favorite track: Low Grav Freefall.
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dinos-g24 i love this album because of the special sounds , Ochre is an amazing and special producer !
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Trussemaze One of the most incredible records ever, changed my way of seeing music forever on a fateful night. Favorite track: Ourcade.
Richard Bramich
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Richard Bramich I hadn't followed up Ochre's movements since his last great LP on Benbecula so to find I've missed this early productions release plus a newie in National Ignition has made me dip further in to my overdraft. Worth every penny Bank Manager!
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HardwareLust Fantastic re-issue of long forgotten material. Even Chris's early works still showcase his brilliance as an arranger, songwriter and engineer. Loved every second of it. Favorite track: A Distant Retreat.
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    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    • Full album download includes two extra bonus tracks: 'Bipolar Bears', plus the award-winning 'Zelda rmx'.
    • Also included is the video for 'Esign', created by Chris Larkee, encoded in 720p H.264/MPEG-4.
    • Please note: the FLAC edition is encoded at 24-bit, surpassing CD-quality audio. This is a lossless audiophile format, and can be used to transcode to other formats with absolutely no loss of audio fidelity.
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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    The beautiful cover art by Nathaniel Reeves (nkurence.com), digitally printed in crisp high resolution, on heavyweight 300gsm fine matte stock.

    Size: 29.7 x 29.7cm (~11.7" x 11.7")

    Prints will be shipped flat in a stiffened vinyl mailer.

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Beyond the Outer Loop, Isolette, National Ignition, Petl EP, Early Learning, A Midsummer Nice Dream, Lemodie, and Like Dust of the Balance. , and , .

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A collection of early recordings from the pre-'Midsummer' era (2001-2003), professionally remastered and assembled in July 2011.

The earliest material on the album, such as 'Low Grav Freefall', 'Children Playing with Lego' and 'Lachryma', have been completely remixed using the original Cubase project files, for the highest possible audio fidelity.


released August 1, 2011

All music written and produced by Christopher Leary, except 'Zelda rmx', written by Koji Kondo.

Artwork by Nathaniel Reeves (nkurence.com)
Mastering by Chris McCormack at Blacklisted Mastering
'Esign' music video created by Chris Larkee


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Ochre Newcastle

Ochre is the work of Newcastle, UK-based artist, Christopher Leary. He has been crafting utopian, melancholic music since 2001, and has released albums on Toytronic, Benbecula, Village Green and Shipwrec.

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