Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Jeroen Diepenmaat ~ Off Track

Off Track is another unique release for Esc.rec., a label that continues to innovate through imagination.  As a sonic document, a manipulation of the sonic document, and a manipulation of the manipulation, it offers layers of interpretation that mimic the activity

Jeroen Diepenmaat ~ Off Track

Off Track is another unique release for Esc.rec., a label that continues to innovate through imagination.  As a sonic document, a manipulation of the sonic document, and a manipulation of the manipulation, it offers layers of interpretation that mimic the activity

Gonçalo F Cardoso ~ Impressões de uma Ilha (Unguja)

I’m jealous of Gonçalo F Cardoso, and soon you will be as well, when you learn that he recently spent a month living in a beach hut in Zanzibar.  What a wondrous time that must have been!  The sonic evidence is

Gonçalo F Cardoso ~ Impressões de uma Ilha (Unguja)

I’m jealous of Gonçalo F Cardoso, and soon you will be as well, when you learn that he recently spent a month living in a beach hut in Zanzibar.  What a wondrous time that must have been!  The sonic evidence is

Szara Reneta ~ Dawne Cmentarze Żydowskie/Old Jewish Cemeteries 1 & 2

Last year, Szara Reneta recorded what would turn out to be the first installment of the culturally significant Dawne Cmentarze Żydowskie/Old Jewish Cemeteries.  The second tape has just been released, and underlines the importance of sound, history and place. To read about

Szara Reneta ~ Dawne Cmentarze Żydowskie/Old Jewish Cemeteries 1 & 2

Last year, Szara Reneta recorded what would turn out to be the first installment of the culturally significant Dawne Cmentarze Żydowskie/Old Jewish Cemeteries.  The second tape has just been released, and underlines the importance of sound, history and place. To read about

Valentina Villarroel ~ Mares

Valentina Villarroel is one of the most unassuming artists we’ve even encountered.  Content to let her work speak for itself, she provides only sparse descriptions. In a single sentence, she writes that Mares was recorded at “different locations around the region of Bio

Valentina Villarroel ~ Mares

Valentina Villarroel is one of the most unassuming artists we’ve even encountered.  Content to let her work speak for itself, she provides only sparse descriptions. In a single sentence, she writes that Mares was recorded at “different locations around the region of Bio

Unfathomless Turns 50 (and 51!)

2018 has been a quiet year for field recording labels, as many major players have slowed production or gone on hiatus.  Not so Brussels’ Unfathomless, which celebrates its 50th and 51st releases this season and shows no signs of slowing

Unfathomless Turns 50 (and 51!)

2018 has been a quiet year for field recording labels, as many major players have slowed production or gone on hiatus.  Not so Brussels’ Unfathomless, which celebrates its 50th and 51st releases this season and shows no signs of slowing

Institute of Landscape Architecture ~ Melting Landscapes

Melting Landscapes is a success on all levels: concept, execution, presentation and sound.  This being said, Christophe Girot (Chair) and the staff and students of Zürich’s Institute of Landscape Architecture would likely trade all of their artistic successes for political movement.  Climate

Institute of Landscape Architecture ~ Melting Landscapes

Melting Landscapes is a success on all levels: concept, execution, presentation and sound.  This being said, Christophe Girot (Chair) and the staff and students of Zürich’s Institute of Landscape Architecture would likely trade all of their artistic successes for political movement.  Climate

Félix Blume ~ Death in Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands and Sounds from Port au Prince

Death in Haiti is in turns painful and exultant, drenched in loss and life-affirming.  The cries of a woman who has lost her mother are nearly unbearable; the brass bands are triumphant to the point of being transcendent.  This is the

Félix Blume ~ Death in Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands and Sounds from Port au Prince

Death in Haiti is in turns painful and exultant, drenched in loss and life-affirming.  The cries of a woman who has lost her mother are nearly unbearable; the brass bands are triumphant to the point of being transcendent.  This is the