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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
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    Anyone else like field recordings?

    I'm currently listening through Marcus Kürten's page.
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    I love stuff like that. Ever since I was a kid I've been playing with tapes and digital audio recordings. Nothing serious, just hit record and see what ends up on tape.

    Audioboo has some interesting field samples. There was one of a guy crossing a field on a sunday morning somewhere in England as church bells peeled. Just lovely.

    Phonography.org is a nice place to browse people playing with field recordings as a musical instrument.
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      CommentAuthorV
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
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    Excellent. I'm about to check those out.
    Thanks!

    I downloaded the zip file of the Stall album off Marcus Kürten's page, and am right in the middle of listening to the remix done by Zhang JW, which makes for an interesting bonus.

    Church bells in a field you say, though! That is so up next on my listening queue.
    • CommentAuthor___________
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2009 edited
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    chris watson, former member of cabaret voltaire and sound recordist extraordinaire.
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2009
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    • CommentAuthorjeff
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2009
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    What would you all recommend to someone who is interested in field recordings, but has heard nothing of them except some Javanese gamelan recordings? Everyone has already given some good stuff to listen to already, but I need more.
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    i would recommend the Berlin Phonogramm-Archive which has a representation of 100 years of recorded sound.

    http://www.amazon.com/Berlin-Phonogramm-Archive-1900-2000-Various-Artists/dp/B00004YUCI

    some of the field recordings are utterly surreal.
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    Freesound is an excellent resource with lots of downloads ranging from instrument samples and household perscussion to fully-fledged field recordings.

    Quietamerican has a range of one-minute audio "vacations"
    created from locations throughout the world. It's charming.
    • CommentAuthorjeff
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
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    @frenchbloke and Kernowdrunk: great stuff, thanks much. I particularly liked the Quietamerican stuff. Very cool.