Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Blind Cave Salamander ~ The Svalbard Suite / Ecker & Meulyzer ~ Carbon / Glåsbird ~ Svalbarð

Great minds think alike, or perhaps it’s just coincidence ~ but three albums about Svalbarð have been released in a short span of time, including two in a ten-day span.  Each occupies a different genre, and brings something unique to the table.

Sound Propositions 017: Gonçalo F Cardoso (Gonzo)

Discrepant label boss Gonçalo F Cardoso explores the noise(s) of his homeland Portugal on Ruído(s), his final work under the Gonzo moniker. One part sonic capriccio, one part subjective dream journal, Ruído(s) is a fitting farewell to Gonzo’s roving audio

Sound Propositions 017: Gonçalo F Cardoso (Gonzo)

Discrepant label boss Gonçalo F Cardoso explores the noise(s) of his homeland Portugal on Ruído(s), his final work under the Gonzo moniker. One part sonic capriccio, one part subjective dream journal, Ruído(s) is a fitting farewell to Gonzo’s roving audio

Bennemann, Blasco, Caeldries, Effenberg, Harding, Hoebreckx, Ivanova, Le Du & Watson ~ The Memory Room

The album begins with a tweet ~ what we might call a “classic” or “original” tweet, before the name was co-opted by humans.  This contrast is a metaphor for our relationship with the environment, underlining the danger of giving our

Bennemann, Blasco, Caeldries, Effenberg, Harding, Hoebreckx, Ivanova, Le Du & Watson ~ The Memory Room

The album begins with a tweet ~ what we might call a “classic” or “original” tweet, before the name was co-opted by humans.  This contrast is a metaphor for our relationship with the environment, underlining the danger of giving our

Jean-Philippe Gross ~ Curling

Curling is a real outlier.  On the surface, it seems to appeal to an extremely specialized audience: a cross-section of those who enjoy field recordings and those who enjoy curling.  And yet, I was unfamiliar with the latter before hearing the

Jean-Philippe Gross ~ Curling

Curling is a real outlier.  On the surface, it seems to appeal to an extremely specialized audience: a cross-section of those who enjoy field recordings and those who enjoy curling.  And yet, I was unfamiliar with the latter before hearing the

Mark Fisher & Justin Barton ~ On Vanishing Land

“A summer warmth has broken through in spring”, as two men take a daylong walk along East England’s Suffolk coastline, from Felixstowe container terminal – “a nerve ganglion of capitalism”, past the Bawdsey Manor radar base – “a place of

Mark Fisher & Justin Barton ~ On Vanishing Land

“A summer warmth has broken through in spring”, as two men take a daylong walk along East England’s Suffolk coastline, from Felixstowe container terminal – “a nerve ganglion of capitalism”, past the Bawdsey Manor radar base – “a place of

V/A ~ Seconde Nature – Nature & Renaturation

In the digital age, we rarely stumble across a sonic surprise in a physical package, but when we do the delight is palpable.  This is the case with Seconde Nature, which comes from the same source as the mesmerizing Acoustic Cameras.  The

V/A ~ Seconde Nature – Nature & Renaturation

In the digital age, we rarely stumble across a sonic surprise in a physical package, but when we do the delight is palpable.  This is the case with Seconde Nature, which comes from the same source as the mesmerizing Acoustic Cameras.  The

Lucas Norer ~ Disposition

Disposition is a political work that seeks to depoliticize, an abstract work that seeks to upend old associations. Available as a softcover book with USB card, the album castigates the co-opting of the Kufstein Heroes’ Organ while celebrating its tonality.  Essays

Lucas Norer ~ Disposition

Disposition is a political work that seeks to depoliticize, an abstract work that seeks to upend old associations. Available as a softcover book with USB card, the album castigates the co-opting of the Kufstein Heroes’ Organ while celebrating its tonality.  Essays