Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has

All Together Now ~ The AMPLIFY Encore

During the pandemic, most festivals either retreated or closed.  AMPLIFY 2020 went in the opposite direction.  We blinked and 50 more tracks, EPs and albums came out, including the best of the bunch!  For six months, the repurposed online festival has

[Useless Sounds]

[Useless Sounds]  began as low-profile way to share short unprocessed field-recordings while I was living in Napoli, in the south of Italy. After returning to Montreal for the holidays in 2018 and doing some performances using some of my recent

[Useless Sounds]

[Useless Sounds]  began as low-profile way to share short unprocessed field-recordings while I was living in Napoli, in the south of Italy. After returning to Montreal for the holidays in 2018 and doing some performances using some of my recent

Julia Bünnagel ~ Sounds Like … Vienna

I’ve fallen in love with this performance video.  Many people make field recordings, but few cut out circles of concrete and play them like records.  And then even fewer go out in public to share what they’ve done.  To our knowledge,

Julia Bünnagel ~ Sounds Like … Vienna

I’ve fallen in love with this performance video.  Many people make field recordings, but few cut out circles of concrete and play them like records.  And then even fewer go out in public to share what they’ve done.  To our knowledge,

Kate Carr ~ Splinters / Kate Carr + Sheryl Cheung ~ Cycling

Kate Carr continues to offer relevant, timely music during the pandemic.  In April she released Where to begin, a love letter to letter writing.  This month she’s produced a tribute to the performance space TACO!, which might have been called TACO NIGHT!, but

Kate Carr ~ Splinters / Kate Carr + Sheryl Cheung ~ Cycling

Kate Carr continues to offer relevant, timely music during the pandemic.  In April she released Where to begin, a love letter to letter writing.  This month she’s produced a tribute to the performance space TACO!, which might have been called TACO NIGHT!, but

Sound Propositions 019: KMRU

Joseph Kamaru aka KMRU is a young artist from Nairobi, Kenya who has cultivated a unique sound utilizing field-recordings as compositional aids. While his bandcamp and soundcloud have been home to prolific self-released work over the last few years, 2020

Sound Propositions 019: KMRU

Joseph Kamaru aka KMRU is a young artist from Nairobi, Kenya who has cultivated a unique sound utilizing field-recordings as compositional aids. While his bandcamp and soundcloud have been home to prolific self-released work over the last few years, 2020

Txema González ~ Insularum

It’s rare that we encounter an album devoid of liner notes.  We assume the moniker of the Portuguese artist is a pseudonym, as Google lists Txema González as a cycling masseur who died in Seville a decade ago.  We feel on firmer

Txema González ~ Insularum

It’s rare that we encounter an album devoid of liner notes.  We assume the moniker of the Portuguese artist is a pseudonym, as Google lists Txema González as a cycling masseur who died in Seville a decade ago.  We feel on firmer

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

OMG! Amplify Just Released 55 More Albums & EPs.

Eight weeks ago, we covered the first batch of releases in the Amplify 2020 quarantine festival: an explosion of creativity featuring 125 albums and EPs to enjoy at home during the pandemic.  Since then, Amplify has released 55 more.  This

Abby Lee Tee ~ Imaginary Friends I & II / Cohabiting Species

Nature and the imagination have kept us going during the pandemic, and Abby Lee Tee offers a bit of each on two current releases.  It’s often difficult to tell where the field recordings end and the instrumentation begins, but when woven

Abby Lee Tee ~ Imaginary Friends I & II / Cohabiting Species

Nature and the imagination have kept us going during the pandemic, and Abby Lee Tee offers a bit of each on two current releases.  It’s often difficult to tell where the field recordings end and the instrumentation begins, but when woven