Using environmental recordings to create musical compositions: Geneva Skeen is inspired by a geological phenomenon, Kate Carr by a poem about wreck-diving.
Back to the womb with Kajsa Lindgren‘s subaquatic sonic environments ** Manja Ristic evoking the different seasons with inspiration from classic haiku’s.
Jeroen Diepenmaat‘s soundwalk recordings are transformed into alternate realities *** Various Line artist rework tracks from Derek Piotr
Environmentally inspired music featuring the sounds of Amsterdam Central Station by Cinema Perdu.
Plus ‘non-eco-schmaltzy’ whale sounds on a compilation with an impressive array of artists.
Drones… Different Drones…. Enhance your environment with the sounds of Paul Schütze, Freiband (Frans de Waard) and (a surprising release by) Dead Neanderthals.
Exploring the world from your armchair: manipulated environmental recordings by Dan Powell, Kate Carr and Abby Lee Tee.
Michael Begg‘s Titan-A Crane Is A Bridge and BJ Nilsen‘s trek through the Gran Paradiso alpine mountains.
Anne Chris Bakker and Andrew Heath illustrate their ‘Sense of Light’ – while Lee Yi pictures ‘An Instant for a Momentay Desolation’..
Become an armchair traveller and take a virtual trip around the world with these four albums merging drones and ambient music with field recordings…
Presenting soundscapes from Abby Lee Tee, Jake Muir, James Osland and Nao Otsuka.
Leandro Fresco and Rafael Anton Irisarri work together from Argentina and Washington – Steve Pacheco, from Los Angeles, publishes his album on a Belgian label – and Italian composer Lorenzo Montanà has his first American release on Projekt Records.
Exploring different territories with David Toop, Lawrence English and John Grzinich…
Celebrating World Listening Day 2016 with various environmental sound projects:
The sound (and vision) of the Singing Sands in Oman as recorded by Jacob Kirkegaard, public squares all around the world, enhanced by Francesco Giannico and Giulio Aldinucci, and extended drones created from the sound of the church bells from the Ulm Minster by Andreas Usenbenz
Take a virtual trip around the world with incredible ambisonic soundscapes by Jonty Harrison, Sound Meccano + Jura Laiva and Chris Watson.
(Headphone listening recommended!)
Edgar Varèse defined music as ‘organized sound’…
This shortlist presents some fine examples of ‘organized sound’: the final chapter of Multicast Dynamics’ four-part series, audio/visual experiments from Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelon, urban dreamscapes from Mario Gronnert and CommonSen5E, and, to conclude, a work by Richard Eigner that may best demonstrate why Varèse’s definition is a good one.
Surprise yourself with environmental drones from France Jobin, Nils Quak, Vlad Nedelin and No Mask Effect.
Discover hitherto unknown sonic regions of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) with the acousmatic compositions from Daniel Blinkhorn, a.k.a. FrostBYte
Available in Stereo as well as in stunning full surround versions.
The title ‘One Dog Night’, refers to ‘an adage once used to describe how cold the temperature could drop at night. If it was a particularly cold night, it may have been appropriate to have one, two, even three of your dogs on the bed with you to help keep you warm as you slept!’
Michael Fahres presents a radically different vision on ‘environmental music’;
Miguel Isaza manages to find a balance between the temporal and the eternal;
Naviar Records demonstrate that a community can generate strong (or even stronger) results;
and: the introducton of a new series exploring the lively Polish experimental electronic underground scene.
A walk through the forest with Dag Rosenqvist, a visit to Tiny Vipers’ bedroom, manipulated Amazon amphibian sounds by Artificial Memory Trace, and finally dream memories from Ken Camden