Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Philippe Neau ~ étang donné

When one has lived in one location for a stable amount of time, one begins to form attachments to particular places: a stretch of shore, a magnificent tree, a patch of perennials.  For Philippe Neau, a village pond is the object

Philippe Neau ~ étang donné

When one has lived in one location for a stable amount of time, one begins to form attachments to particular places: a stretch of shore, a magnificent tree, a patch of perennials.  For Philippe Neau, a village pond is the object

Christina Vantzou, Lieven Martens, Jan Matthé & Christophe Piette ~ Serrisme

We’ve learned a new vocabulary word today: serrism, the cultivation of grapes under glass.  At one point in its history, Hoeilaart (Belgium) dedicated over 13,000 greenhouses to this purpose; today the number has dwindled dramatically.  Serrisme is a celebration of the

Christina Vantzou, Lieven Martens, Jan Matthé & Christophe Piette ~ Serrisme

We’ve learned a new vocabulary word today: serrism, the cultivation of grapes under glass.  At one point in its history, Hoeilaart (Belgium) dedicated over 13,000 greenhouses to this purpose; today the number has dwindled dramatically.  Serrisme is a celebration of the

Lawrence English ~ A Mirror Holds the Sky

Lawrence English‘s Room40 label is about to go on an absolute tear, with eight multi-genre albums already announced for fall.  The artist’s own A Mirror Holds the Sky is the first of these, and the first of two in an eight-day

Lawrence English ~ A Mirror Holds the Sky

Lawrence English‘s Room40 label is about to go on an absolute tear, with eight multi-genre albums already announced for fall.  The artist’s own A Mirror Holds the Sky is the first of these, and the first of two in an eight-day

Nicholas Maloney ~ Stilling

How do we relate our everyday experiences with the greater panorama of life in this planet, beyond the rationalizations of ecological measures or the unique, sudden shocks of environmental catastrophes? Nicholas Maloney offers Stilling as a reflection on synchronicity, on

Nicholas Maloney ~ Stilling

How do we relate our everyday experiences with the greater panorama of life in this planet, beyond the rationalizations of ecological measures or the unique, sudden shocks of environmental catastrophes? Nicholas Maloney offers Stilling as a reflection on synchronicity, on

Stephan Barrett & Sylvia Hallett ~ River . Pathway . Static

The ever-popular daily walk (see last week’s Balgay Hill) takes on new meaning on River . Pathway . Static, as the performers introduce an array of instruments: whiskey glasses, spring box, mbira, bicycle wheel, bells.  We’re assuming the music was added post-field

Stephan Barrett & Sylvia Hallett ~ River . Pathway . Static

The ever-popular daily walk (see last week’s Balgay Hill) takes on new meaning on River . Pathway . Static, as the performers introduce an array of instruments: whiskey glasses, spring box, mbira, bicycle wheel, bells.  We’re assuming the music was added post-field

Alyssa Moxley ~ Underdrift

Ludwig Berger (Melting Landscapes) launched the Milan cassette label Vertical Music in October of 2019, releasing a preliminary multi-colored batch.  Then the pandemic happened.  This year, the label has returned with its second batch, which includes its finest release to date: Alyssa

Alyssa Moxley ~ Underdrift

Ludwig Berger (Melting Landscapes) launched the Milan cassette label Vertical Music in October of 2019, releasing a preliminary multi-colored batch.  Then the pandemic happened.  This year, the label has returned with its second batch, which includes its finest release to date: Alyssa

V/A ~ New Chronologies of Sound

The pandemic has produced all manner of change within the music industry, from an increase in home recording to a dependence on digital formats.  In auditory terms, it has changed the way we hear our world by producing a heightened

V/A ~ New Chronologies of Sound

The pandemic has produced all manner of change within the music industry, from an increase in home recording to a dependence on digital formats.  In auditory terms, it has changed the way we hear our world by producing a heightened

Ron Jost ~ Walking Around a Cleveland Steel Mill

And then there was one.  Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal steel mill is the only remaining testament to a once-dominant industry.  The plant runs 24 hours a day, keeping up with demand yet always on the verge of dissolution.  As a testimony to

Ron Jost ~ Walking Around a Cleveland Steel Mill

And then there was one.  Cleveland’s ArcelorMittal steel mill is the only remaining testament to a once-dominant industry.  The plant runs 24 hours a day, keeping up with demand yet always on the verge of dissolution.  As a testimony to