the new objective presents ‘Or the murmur trees make . . . نفخة من الأشجار’ [mix]

It’s been a while since I put together a tape mix for ACL. Or the murmur trees make . . . نفخة من الأشجار  draws mostly on some tapes I acquired in the second half of 2019, many of which come from Vertical Music, Discrepant, Æscape Sounds, and Helen Scarsdale, as well as a few deeper cuts. I used two variable-speed tape players run into a mixer with aux outs into a delay pedal and a loop pedal. As in the past, this was a very loose and free form process, with no pre-planning as to which songs I’d end up playing or even the order I would proceed in. Part of what I like about mixing with tapes is the necessity of just going with the flow. The title comes from a poem from Pessoa.  (Joseph Sannicandro)


Fernando Pessoa, from The Complete Works of  Alberto Caeiro


That lady has a piano.
It’s nice, but it’s not the running of rivers
Or the murmur trees make . . .

Who needs a piano?
It’s better to have ears
And love Nature.



Gonzo – Ruidos

Ludwig Berger – Tree music

Matthew Sullivan & Sean McCain – The Bird

Ekin Fil – Inflame

Whettman Chelmets – Long Read Memories (b side)

Hazy Mountain Mystique – Temporal Drone

Qualchan – Syrup Summer

Jordan Christoff – Enveloped

Jen Reimer & Max Stein – Sounding the City

Kink Gong – Music is not a Copy

Lea Bertucci & Amirtha Kidambi – Phase Eclipse

Sean McCain – wind in their way

Kate Carr – the story surrounds us (b side)

Papillon – Cerceill

PJS – neuroplasticity

Puderpolli – 無限の中であなたと

Ruben D’Hers – Bolero

Qualchan – veras dream

PJS – Gills

Dax Pierson – Live in Oakland

Gonzo – Sound Scraps

About Joseph Sannicandro

writer | traveler | sound organizer | contrarian | concerned citizen

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