Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Gonçalo F. Cardoso ~ Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo)

In the movie industry, sometimes a sequel appears and we realize we have a series.  The same principle holds true in the music industry.  Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo) is a follow-up to Impressões De Uma Ilha (Unguja), its source material

Gonçalo F. Cardoso ~ Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo)

In the movie industry, sometimes a sequel appears and we realize we have a series.  The same principle holds true in the music industry.  Impressões de Outra Ilha (Borneo) is a follow-up to Impressões De Uma Ilha (Unguja), its source material

nula.cc ~ Cicadas/Bells

Lloyd Dunn’s nula.cc project has been expanding like a red giant, with sound, art and essays appearing (and occasionally disappearing) to form a grand colossus.  Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s multi-faceted Staalplaat imprint continues to grow, although at a slower pace than in

nula.cc ~ Cicadas/Bells

Lloyd Dunn’s nula.cc project has been expanding like a red giant, with sound, art and essays appearing (and occasionally disappearing) to form a grand colossus.  Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s multi-faceted Staalplaat imprint continues to grow, although at a slower pace than in

Australian Bird Calls ~ Songs of Disappearance

My mom heard about this album before me. This is a bit disconcerting, considering the nature of our site, but until recently, the Bowerbird Collective hadn’t heard of us, we hadn’t heard of them, and most people hadn’t heard of

Australian Bird Calls ~ Songs of Disappearance

My mom heard about this album before me. This is a bit disconcerting, considering the nature of our site, but until recently, the Bowerbird Collective hadn’t heard of us, we hadn’t heard of them, and most people hadn’t heard of

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

Lawrence English ~ ‘Oseni

On the heels of Lawrence English‘s Viento reissue comes a new work one might consider a companion.  ‘Oseni is a benefit album for the Kingdom of Tonga, which was devastated two weeks ago by the eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai and the subsequent

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

ACL 2021 ~ Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

The natural world existed long before the creation of instruments: music made by wind and waves, birds and beasts.  During the pandemic, many people have rediscovered the aural joys of nature: music that is always playing, and that can best

Sergio Armaroli & Alessandro Camnasio ~ Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione

What did Gustav Mahler hear as he composed The Song of the Earth?  This inviting question is answered by Sergio Armaroli and Alessandro Camnasio on Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione, whose title refers not to putting the composer in a cage,

Sergio Armaroli & Alessandro Camnasio ~ Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione

What did Gustav Mahler hear as he composed The Song of the Earth?  This inviting question is answered by Sergio Armaroli and Alessandro Camnasio on Mahler (in/a) Cage | Casetta di Composizione, whose title refers not to putting the composer in a cage,

Various Artists ~ Soundlapse

The “golden year” for soundscapers has drawn to a close, and the results continue to be published.  During lockdown, field recording artists were able to capture environments in an unprecedented, nearly pristine fashion, immune from the intrusions of humanity.  The

Various Artists ~ Soundlapse

The “golden year” for soundscapers has drawn to a close, and the results continue to be published.  During lockdown, field recording artists were able to capture environments in an unprecedented, nearly pristine fashion, immune from the intrusions of humanity.  The

Francisco López ~ Hidden Island Music (untitled #398)

When can one tell that a field recordist is really into their craft?  When the artist visits for a performance and while waiting, wanders off into the surrounding area to record sounds for a new composition.  The island of Tenerife provides  Francisco

Francisco López ~ Hidden Island Music (untitled #398)

When can one tell that a field recordist is really into their craft?  When the artist visits for a performance and while waiting, wanders off into the surrounding area to record sounds for a new composition.  The island of Tenerife provides  Francisco