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WF 14 - Formic Kingdom

by Field Lines Cartographer

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The Nest 09:48
Signal Lost 03:09


Inspired by the 1974 Saul Bass movie ‘Phase IV’ & the 1983 computer game from Quicksilva ‘Ant Attack’

In 1971 a team of scientists disappeared from a remote research facility somewhere in the desert of New Mexico.
After 17 days without communications US Army search personnel arrived at the small lab but could find no trace of of the three scientists.
The project is rumoured to have been experimenting on Red Fire Ants - altering & enhancing them through genetic, chemical & even cybernetic processes.

Strange structures were found in the desert scrub surrounding the laboratory, along with a labyrinth of tunnels & chambers deep underneath the facility. These were clearly not man-made.

To date the US government & military has refused to release any further information about this incident & the three scientists are still officially listed as 'missing’.

The final electronic communication received from the facility is incomplete & reads :

++ intelligence & structural enhancement now advancing at a geometric rate // they seem to be exhibiting the instinct for complete hegemony over their environment // we may have to consider stopping all processes whilst we still have a semblance of control // our systems seem to be compromis++++END


released December 12, 2020

written & recorded by Mark Burford as Field Lines Cartographer, summer 2020

Cigarette Card Image - Kevin McFadin

Design (Woodford Halse Livery) - Nick Taylor

Layout and Additional Design - Mat Handley


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Field Lines Cartographer Lancaster, UK

Using analogue synths & field recordings, the Cartographer creates often dark, occasionally
bucolic soundscapes, described in The Wire magazine as "shimmering unsettling noodles" &
"The sound of big, strange worlds" by Electronic Sound magazine.
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