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Stephen Lane    Photograph by Tammy Denitto

I started making music around 1991, recording into a Dictaphone or, “boom box”, as the Americans say. I released six cassettes in this way.

The recordings were mainly voice and acoustic guitar. I would describe them as shambolic and improvised; my guitar could have taken me to court for grievous bodily harm. Then in 1996 whilst on a day trip to the lovely and charming hamlet of Tiddlywink, I decided to purchase a four-track, and began to record music under the name Vase.

I chose the name Vase because porcelain is fragile and can be easily broken. My intention is to make music conveying a homemade sound with a melancholic tone, blending sparse acoustic and electronic structures with softly spoken vocals.

Over the years I have collaborated with George McKenzie (Headfall) and Matt and Sam Jones (Movietone /Crescent). They have added extra instrumentation, yet the songs still keep an understated, bare-bones atmosphere.


Photograph by Tammy Denitto
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Vase Discography

Vase compilation contributions


Vase - Butterfly Field


Artist: Vase
Title: Butterfly Field
Format: Cassette single
Cat no: Vase 14
Released: 2015
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Tracklisting:

Side A
  1. Butterfly Field
Side B
  1. Back Seat Eyes

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Vase - The Orange Willow Tree


Artist: Vase
Title: The Orange Willow Tree
Format: Cassette single
Cat no: Vase 13
Released: 2015
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Tracklisting:

Side A
  1. The Orange Willow Tree
Side B
  1. Fresh Eyes

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Vase - A distant green for a drier shade


Artist: Vase
Title: A Distant Green for A Drier Shade
Format: CD-R album
Cat no: Vase 12
Released: 2011
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Tracklisting:
  1. Eastern tip
  2. Pixels
  3. In the night
  4. Light chop (Listen) copyright control Stephen Lane 2011
  5. The silver case
  6. Thrice
  7. Marion Jefferson
  8. Prance jet horn
  9. Ghostly furr
  10. Wondrous and gaudy
  11. Deckchair
  12. See the sea

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Vase - By the river


Artist: Vase
Title: By the river
Format: 7" vinyl EP
Cat no: Vase 11
Released: 2008
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Tracklisting:

Side A:
  1. Apple, table, penny (Listen) copyright control Stephen Lane 2008
  2. Recalling to guide
Side B:
  1. Crab apple
  2. Soft knees

The official video for Soft knees by Vase

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Vase   Thoroughly beastly


Artist: Vase
Title: Thoroughly Beastly
Format: CD-R EP
Cat no: Vase 10
Released: 2008
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Tracklisting:
  1. Bobsled
  2. Quiet purple posture (first version)
  3. Shadow, nature
  4. A shooting star
  5. "It can be hidden"
  6. Out of the cocoon

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Vase   A Carving in the Wood


Artist: Vase
Title: A Carving in The Wood
Format: CD-R album
Cat no: Vase 9
Released: 2005
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Tracklisting:
  1. Lines will grow
  2. Belief and insecurity (Listen) copyright control Stephen Lane 2005
  3. Twitchingly
  4. O to be young
  5. Irish heart
  6. No reply
  7. Hide my panama hat
  8. Chameleon eyes
  9. Towards the sky

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Vase  A Campilation


Artist: Vase
Title: A Campilation
Format: CD-R album
Cat no: Vase 8
Released: 2003
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Tracklisting:
  1. Mao's dynasty
  2. The king is dead
  3. Stevie Wonder
  4. I don't want wo be me
  5. The final scene (Listen) copyright control Stephen Lane 1997-2003
  6. The discovery
  7. NYC
  8. a
  9. Alaska
  10. Red = no red
  11. Drenched in gel
  12. Oak aged canopies (violin version)
  13. When I lose my sight
  14. Bit part
  15. 1994
  16. Break dancing in my shell
  17. After dark with the Minotaur

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Vase   Teenage Moonlight


Artist: Vase
Title: Teenage Moonlight
Format: CD-R album
Cat no: Vase 7
Released: 2002
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Tracklisting:
  1. The Sphinx
  2. Gentle waves, caress the boat
  3. Light through windows
  4. The shade is my buddy
  5. Shapes in the light
  6. Nocturnal locus
  7. Under the orange tree
  8. Bob
  9. Fallen of the bobsleigh
  10. Robotic feeling
  11. Quiet purple posture
  12. Wind in your hair
  13. Alone on a saturday night (Listen) copyright control Stephen Lane 2002
  14. A new state
  15. A perverse prozac
  16. A lost light
  17. Slowly the night glows

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Vase   No Cowbells


Artist: Vase
Title: No Cowbells
Format: 7" vinyl Single
Cat no: Vase 6
Released: 2000
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Tracklisting:

Side A:
  1. No cowbells
Side B:
  1. Oak aged canopies
  2. No longer

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Vase   Nocturne


Artist: Vase
Title: Nocturne
Format: Cassette album
Cat no: Vase 5
Released: 1998
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Tracklisting:

Side A
  1. Desagreable cou temps
  2. 1994
  3. Night music
  4. Threadlike
  5. Orange leaves
  6. Hostile environment
  7. Summer nights: starring up at the stars
Side B
  1. Bit part
  2. Wanting a green sky
  3. When time starts talking
  4. Emaciated
  5. Break dancing in my shell
  6. No cowbells
  7. After dark with the Minotaur

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Vase   A Clearing in the Clouds


Artist: Vase
Title: A Clearing in The clouds
Format: Cassette album
Cat no: Vase 4
Released: 1998
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Tracklisting:

Side A
  1. Lundi/mardi
  2. Subdued
  3. a
  4. The spiral stairs
  5. Winters grace
  6. A fey fool
  7. The last tug boat
Side B
  1. Red = no red
  2. The wind and the moon
  3. The jump
  4. Alaska
  5. J.B
  6. A glimmer of light
  7. A glimmer of hope

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Vase   Existing in Space


Artist: Vase
Title: Existing in Space
Format: Cassette album
Cat no: Vase 3
Released: 1998
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Tracklisting:

Side A
  1. Electromagnetic radiation
  2. Interlude song
Side B
  1. Time is an abstract theory
  2. Nebula

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Vase   What am I Going to do...


Artist: Vase
Title: What am I Going To Do...
Format: Cassette album
Cat no: Vase 2
Released: 1997
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Tracklisting:

Side A
  1. The discovery
  2. The final scene
  3. Before the demolition
  4. Forgotten (subjective version)
  5. Autumn in summer
  6. The comedy of friendship
  7. Candle light
Side B
  1. Blind assault
  2. Vincent's wood
  3. Only out of the left
  4. Portcullis
  5. Stevie Wonder (swxs)
  6. Anticlimax
  7. I don't want to be me

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Vase   A Mongrel


Artist: Vase
Title: A Mongrel
Format: Cassette album
Cat no: Vase 1
Released: 1997
Price: £3.80 inc p&p (U.K only)
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Tracklisting:

Side A
  1. The king is dead (everlasting version)
  2. Hand idiom
  3. Scary aliens
  4. Stevie Wonder
  5. Ade's penis
  6. Dear Rebecca
Side B
  1. Le fenetre
  2. The king is dead
  3. Mao's dynasty
  4. Channel of hell
  5. Survelilance forever

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