Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

2018 was an amazing year for field recordings and soundscapes, perhaps the best to date.  We reviewed over 40 works this year, and had an incredibly difficult time choosing ten for this list since the overall quality was so high.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

2018 was an amazing year for field recordings and soundscapes, perhaps the best to date.  We reviewed over 40 works this year, and had an incredibly difficult time choosing ten for this list since the overall quality was so high.

Stefan Christoff & Joseph Sannicandro ~ temps de travail, syncopé

In a clever play on words, les temps (temperature) becomes time in the phrase, temps de travail (working time).  The album offers a score to a cold work day, from overture “les travaux” (“jobs”) to finale “clock out”.  Frost, ice and snow decorate the recording

Stefan Christoff & Joseph Sannicandro ~ temps de travail, syncopé

In a clever play on words, les temps (temperature) becomes time in the phrase, temps de travail (working time).  The album offers a score to a cold work day, from overture “les travaux” (“jobs”) to finale “clock out”.  Frost, ice and snow decorate the recording

Cities & Memory ~ Sounding Nature

The latest albums from Cities & Memory highlight the variety of nature’s sounds.  One set is pure, the other musically adorned.  They serve as an entry point to an even larger body of work spanning “55 countries and almost 500 sounds.”  There’s

Cities & Memory ~ Sounding Nature

The latest albums from Cities & Memory highlight the variety of nature’s sounds.  One set is pure, the other musically adorned.  They serve as an entry point to an even larger body of work spanning “55 countries and almost 500 sounds.”  There’s

Francisco López ~ Sonic Fields Vlieland

Field recordings often capture sonic environments so that they can be shared with others across the globe.  In its current form as a USB memory card, Sonic Fields Vlieland is now one of these; but it began as something even more site-specific.

Francisco López ~ Sonic Fields Vlieland

Field recordings often capture sonic environments so that they can be shared with others across the globe.  In its current form as a USB memory card, Sonic Fields Vlieland is now one of these; but it began as something even more site-specific.

Inverted Microphones #1: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy

In the film Il Postino (1994), the titular Postman becomes inspired to express himself after encountering the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, living in exile on a small island in the south of Italy. Neruda helps the Postman, Mario, to pursue

Inverted Microphones #1: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy

In the film Il Postino (1994), the titular Postman becomes inspired to express himself after encountering the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, living in exile on a small island in the south of Italy. Neruda helps the Postman, Mario, to pursue

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

Field Works ~ Metaphonics: The Complete Field Recordings Box Set

This is a massive undertaking by any stretch of the imagination: a 7-LP box set with a hardcover book and download, featuring dozens of our favorite artists and dozens more new to our site.  It may seem pricey, but considering

Field Works ~ Metaphonics: The Complete Field Recordings Box Set

This is a massive undertaking by any stretch of the imagination: a 7-LP box set with a hardcover book and download, featuring dozens of our favorite artists and dozens more new to our site.  It may seem pricey, but considering