"Songs for a Fallow Land" is a product of Martin Newell collaborating with longtime friend and former Cleaner Lol Elliot. This is the third record in the "Vol.2" batch of formerly cassette-only reissues from this legendary lo-fi band, which continues to be highly influential as evident by the critical claim from the first three record from the band, rereleased in spring of 2011. Originally self-released by Newell to the tune of "If people want it, they'll find it". This is one of the many CLEANERS FROM VENUS formerly cassette only releases. "Songs for a Fallow Land" was releases in 1985. One of Newell's chief problems at this time, apart from constant money shortages, was finding musical collaborators who shared his own skewed pop vision. The absolute opposite of a musical perfectionist, the founder Cleaner believed that great pop was to be had by doing things quickly, in slapdash fashion and by "fumbling around in the dark in search of happy accidents".