Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Inverted Microphones #1: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy

In the film Il Postino (1994), the titular Postman becomes inspired to express himself after encountering the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, living in exile on a small island in the south of Italy. Neruda helps the Postman, Mario, to pursue

Inverted Microphones #1: Giovanni Lami’s Tapeocracy

In the film Il Postino (1994), the titular Postman becomes inspired to express himself after encountering the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, living in exile on a small island in the south of Italy. Neruda helps the Postman, Mario, to pursue

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

When Push Comes to Shove: Do We Tug? Or Do We Poll? (United States Midterm Elections List, 2018)

So, what is the cost of freedom? Granted, we’ve all heard the line before, perhaps by a well-meaning, though humorless, high school civics teacher. Between clouds of pulverized chalk, there was likely more than a little reverence shown towards the

Field Works ~ Metaphonics: The Complete Field Recordings Box Set

This is a massive undertaking by any stretch of the imagination: a 7-LP box set with a hardcover book and download, featuring dozens of our favorite artists and dozens more new to our site.  It may seem pricey, but considering

Field Works ~ Metaphonics: The Complete Field Recordings Box Set

This is a massive undertaking by any stretch of the imagination: a 7-LP box set with a hardcover book and download, featuring dozens of our favorite artists and dozens more new to our site.  It may seem pricey, but considering

Jérémie Mathes ~ In[Core]Wat[t]

The Unfathomless label continues its stellar run with a sonic study of Cambodia, courtesy of Jérémie Mathes, who has called the nation home for the past three years. Living in the country of the recording lends this project an authentic tone:

Jérémie Mathes ~ In[Core]Wat[t]

The Unfathomless label continues its stellar run with a sonic study of Cambodia, courtesy of Jérémie Mathes, who has called the nation home for the past three years. Living in the country of the recording lends this project an authentic tone:

Michael Lightborne ~ Sounds of the Projection Box

What a great record.  And thank God it’s vinyl, because this is the only way to hear Sounds of the Projection Box, which is at once an homage to antiquated technology, a requiem for days gone by and a reflection of

Michael Lightborne ~ Sounds of the Projection Box

What a great record.  And thank God it’s vinyl, because this is the only way to hear Sounds of the Projection Box, which is at once an homage to antiquated technology, a requiem for days gone by and a reflection of

Chris Watson ~ Locations, Processed

The cover and series name shout “Moog!”  Yet the sound is what we’ve come to expect from Chris Watson: field recordings treated with love.  The fact that the chapters were filtered through the Moog Sound Lab’s System 55 seems incidental, but

Chris Watson ~ Locations, Processed

The cover and series name shout “Moog!”  Yet the sound is what we’ve come to expect from Chris Watson: field recordings treated with love.  The fact that the chapters were filtered through the Moog Sound Lab’s System 55 seems incidental, but

Michael Lawrence ~ 60 Minute Cities – Philadelphia

What a great concept for an ongoing series!  Bivouac Recording’s 60 Minute Cities is already on its 33rd installment, and the project is but one of three on the site (the others being Social Tapes and Growing Up With Shanghai).  The latest installment comes from Michael

Michael Lawrence ~ 60 Minute Cities – Philadelphia

What a great concept for an ongoing series!  Bivouac Recording’s 60 Minute Cities is already on its 33rd installment, and the project is but one of three on the site (the others being Social Tapes and Growing Up With Shanghai).  The latest installment comes from Michael