Week 47 - 1st - 7th July - The Field Recording Mix
Create 52 - Week 47 - The Field Recording by Tat on Mixcloud
A bit of an odd one this, but I’d been meaning to do it since day one of this project. I’ve been recording sounds on my phone using the brilliant Audioboo App for about three years after an initiative by the British Library to capture the sounds of a city, starting with Sheffield. So armed with my phone and went and recorded the demolition of the old fire station in the centre of the city - I think the demolition team thought I was nuts.
Over the last three years I have recorded over 50 sets of sounds, most sound rough-ish, but it is a phone I’m using not an mp3 recorder. It is a great way to capture history as it allows you to paint your own pictures, I have recorded my daughter loads of times and it’s lovely to hear how she has developed her speech throughout that time.
The mix was inspired obviously by the great ambient soundtracks of the KLF, Eno and Orb et al. In addition a follow up to my own oddity - The Slumber Soundsystem - The Sound of Slumber
As for the sounds included in this mix - well try and guess them. I will say there are various cricket grounds, cities, a football match, festivals, the seaside, woods, roads, cooker fans, lift shafts and acid 303 jams crammed in there plus many more - sometimes three sounds at once.
I put the mix together in one take, using the free version of virtual DJ for the first time, so please forgive the scruffyness of it all. Try and listen with headphones and don’t take any brown acid, oh and don’t drive when you’re listening to this - you have been warned. Hope you enjoy The Sound of Slumber Part 2