A collection of five pieces which were not originally planned as an album – and so this is more of a retrospective hoard.
All are based on field recordings, sometimes using binaural or contact microphones, occasionally direct to an iPad and processed on the spot, as well as captured by more traditional means.
The extent of the augmentation varies. On some pieces the location work has been contorted beyond recognition with source material cut up and callously fed through a sampler. Other pieces have been affected in a more subtle manner and the sense of place remains to the fore.
With each production my intention was to work quickly. Overdubs were played live and given only one chance otherwise rejected and nothing was sequenced. Some enhancements were made directly to the recording on location.
Having said that though, each track on this collection has been especially remastered. They have all been floating around on Soundcloud this year, and a couple were included on recent Classwar Karaoke compliations – however you will find differences, especially the alternative take of Improvisation VII.
50°19’52.3″N – 4°30’58.5″W
59°16’42.4″N – 18°00’39.0″E
42°37’53.3″N – 7°23’01.7″W
42°38’59.7″N – 7°53’25.2″W
51°50’52.5″N – 5°51’46.0″E
released 05 September 2014