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Operatives A & B began recording for the Reigns organisation in 2002. Their first album, “We Lowered a Microphone into the Ground”, was a series of recordings made within a seemingly “bottomless” hole found upon the Somerset Downs. Their follow-up, “Styne Vallis”, was recorded in and around a submerged village that had been evacuated and strategically flooded in 1970 to make way for a new reservoir. “The House on the Causeway”, which came out in March 2009 on Monotreme Records… read more

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  • "I think that when I blacked out, that maybe I killed someone..."
  • "The 70's" is on BBC2 currently - with Reigns soundtrack. Also check this Russian ad: http://youtu.be/d4OXFPlPlbU
  • Having seen them live now, it felt like every song ended just when it was about to start. Anticlimax after anticlimax.
  • Wow, they REALLY outdid themselves with their 2011 album. Can't wait to hear it live!
  • I have neglected this band since discovering 'We Lowered A Microphone' all those years ago. The track I always come back to is 'Translating' - such an unusual and haunting song. Anyway, can anyone suggest which of their subsequent albums is the most essential? All of them?
  • Quite possibly! I'm totally addicted to The Mounds. It's handy how it takes up an entire side of the double LP.
  • New album their best yet?
  • http://www.monotremerecords.com/archives/reigns-to-release-4th-album-give-away-free-track
  • Reigns ♥ ~
  • http://www.reigns.net/Reigns_of_Wessex/News.html

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