Posts Tagged: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

ACL 2016: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Few people would guess that the Field Recording and Soundscape section of our site would also be its most timely and political.  And yet, as this year’s selections indicate, the genre is far more than nature recordings. While these continue

ACL 2016: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Few people would guess that the Field Recording and Soundscape section of our site would also be its most timely and political.  And yet, as this year’s selections indicate, the genre is far more than nature recordings. While these continue

ACL 2015: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

This year’s top field recording and soundscape albums travel to global extremes, from the frozen Arctic to the heart of the jungle.  They commute to congested cities and retreat to quiet streams.  They fall in love with frogs and olives.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

This year’s top field recording and soundscape albums travel to global extremes, from the frozen Arctic to the heart of the jungle.  They commute to congested cities and retreat to quiet streams.  They fall in love with frogs and olives.

ACL 2014: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Field recordings and soundscapes do much more than reflect the sounds of nature.  They also delve into local culture and artificial sound environments; they serve as travelogues, historical statements, and calls to political action.  An environment once captured is never

ACL 2014: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Field recordings and soundscapes do much more than reflect the sounds of nature.  They also delve into local culture and artificial sound environments; they serve as travelogues, historical statements, and calls to political action.  An environment once captured is never

ACL 2013: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

In compiling these field recordings, some artists traveled to distant lands, while others stayed at home.  Some added instruments, others computer processing.  Some of these releases are in love with certain places, but each one is in love with sound.

ACL 2013: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

In compiling these field recordings, some artists traveled to distant lands, while others stayed at home.  Some added instruments, others computer processing.  Some of these releases are in love with certain places, but each one is in love with sound.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

An expert field recording requires more than just a good weather-resistant microphone.  One needs a feel for one’s subject matter, a discriminating ear, and the ability to make sound so powerful that it makes up for the lack of sight.

ACL 2012: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

An expert field recording requires more than just a good weather-resistant microphone.  One needs a feel for one’s subject matter, a discriminating ear, and the ability to make sound so powerful that it makes up for the lack of sight.