Category Archives: Field Recording & Soundscape

Vacuamoenia ~ Panphonia

Seeing, goes the theory, necessarily modifies what is being seen. That’s not even considering the effects of perspective, which is to say the mental articulation of meanings and associations in a particular language about whatever’s under observation. If field recording

Vacuamoenia ~ Panphonia

Seeing, goes the theory, necessarily modifies what is being seen. That’s not even considering the effects of perspective, which is to say the mental articulation of meanings and associations in a particular language about whatever’s under observation. If field recording

Mary Stark ~ Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. III – Film as Fabric

Last year, the Industrial Folklore Tapes series (which is actually a vinyl series) made its debut with Instruments of Industry and Springs.  Like its predecessors, the third installment shines a spotlight on a professional art that is rarely noted and is swiftly becoming extinct.

Mary Stark ~ Industrial Folklore Tapes Vol. III – Film as Fabric

Last year, the Industrial Folklore Tapes series (which is actually a vinyl series) made its debut with Instruments of Industry and Springs.  Like its predecessors, the third installment shines a spotlight on a professional art that is rarely noted and is swiftly becoming extinct.

Matthias Urban ~ SiAl

Only two months have passed since the release of Matthias Urban‘s Passagen, but SiAl is an entirely different creature.  The earlier album investigated the oscillations of drum cymbals, while the new set is a soundscape of Icelandic ocean recordings.  But wait, there’s more!  In

Matthias Urban ~ SiAl

Only two months have passed since the release of Matthias Urban‘s Passagen, but SiAl is an entirely different creature.  The earlier album investigated the oscillations of drum cymbals, while the new set is a soundscape of Icelandic ocean recordings.  But wait, there’s more!  In

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