coming to you from the northern estonian city of narva this week, as i begin a new project in what remains of the old krenholm factory complex on the russian border. i’ll be sharing some sounds and images from that soon. but in the meantime, the playlist ended up rather long and complex this week, so much so that i embarrassingly forgot to mention one of the artists in the actual show, so a big apology to chris lynn and impulsive habitat for leaving them out, as the qixia release provided an essential backbone for this program, and comes highly recommended. you can find it for download at the links below in the playlist. many other (all?) of this week’s releases are also available as downloads, so this is a good time to show your support and check them out.
and richard bentley‘s intro came with this explanation, which i thought might be of interest to you:
I’ve recorded an intro for Framework outside the late George Michael’s house (Mill Cottage) in Goring, Oxfordshire… I found various sizes and shapes of poles reaching from outside the cottage into the water at the weir. I’ve used an ambient recording for the voice over and mixed the other mics from the tubes, moving them up and down slowly to create the shifting comb filter effect. Although some of the pipes sound like they are distorting, the levels were good, I think it must have been the pressure on the capsules from inside the tubes? Have you come across this? I’ve kept it unprocessed apart from the fades.
(and my answer to richard’s question: yes, i have come across distortion caused by the build-up of certain overpowering frequencies being recorded with small microphone capsules, especially omni-directionals, and especially in enclosed spaces.)
[time / artist / track / release / label]
00:00 – 07:06 / richard bentley / framework intro, recorded in the uk
16:47 – 20:08 / bignonioides / a walk / fieldwork / [self-released]
18:11 – 20:58 / willem sannen / apartment / brussel noord / gruenrekorder
24:02 – 26:40 / bignonioides / windmill, waves and apple / fieldwork / [self-released]
27:07 – 29:30 / bignonioides / shooting party / fieldwork / [self-released]
28:15 – 33:25 / willem sannen / corridor / brussel noord / gruenrekorder
35:42 – 39:56 / bignonioides / traffic and brewery / fieldwork / [self-released]
55:40 – 59:00 / willem sannen / junction / brussel noord / gruenrekorder