Sunday, March 29, 2009

Swamp Sings

Track List:

1. Swamp Sings (28:58)


Last in this loop series that I have had sitting on my computer. This is field recordings on field recordings, two or three loops interwoven. From now on all new stuff, although posts will be fewer. More of these loops will arise as I discover them.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Electric Sings

Track Listing:

1. Electric Sings (30:11)


The next in the series, a single loop with a few other subtle ones woven around it, all taken from the recorded noise of silent speakers and analog recording equipment. This is one of my favorites. Again, meant to be listened to at high volume.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

City Sings

Track Listing:

1. City Sings (25:58)


The next in the series, this one is taken from a sound sample, rather than a field recording. It is probably my favorite out of all these loops I have made so far. Again, it is mostly a single loop, with other loops, slightly audible, oscillating in and out. This one is more harsh but in a way that quickly becomes ambient.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Forest Sings

Track Listing:

1. Forest Sings (27:09)


So this is the first in a series of more ambient single-track albums. I have been listening to a lot of Jacob Kirkegaard lately, and that inspired me to put this piece up, and I will follow it with the others in subsequent weeks. They are all exceedingly simple works drawn from field recordings, sound samples, and the noise of various objects. Often when I am working on my more complex projects I find a small portion of a single sound which fascinates me. This album is one of those small portions, looped and amplified, with a barely audible companion loop undulating in and out of hearing. The focus in this whole series is on grasping the nature of a place, sample, or object, and immersing the listener in a moment of that thing's existence. This particular piece is a heavily amplified field recording.

There are different theories of listening in Noise music. The most obvious being Masochistic listening, and the most complex being the "postmodern" Noise-as-failure-to-listen = Noise-as-perpetual-failure-to-become. This album, and the series it is drawn from, focuses instead on Meditative listening. The track is meant to be looped and it helps if you think of the loop as a mantra. Ambient-immersive.

Turn up the volume and enjoy.