Category Archives: field recordings

Toshiya Tsunoda on Field Recording

Over at Erstwhile Records founder and good friend Jon Abbey’s Erstwords, the focus to form a collection of great writings on experimental and more notably improvised music is really coming together. Recently Japanese field recording artist Toshiya Tsunoda contributed a … Continue reading

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Arctic Goofiness

Weddell Seal Yawning Sorry to stray from all the serious content this site covers, but this is the funniest noise I have ever heard. From the Australian Antarctic Division.

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Living the Life that We Sing in Our Song

Unesco Baka Pygmies Recordings 1990 The music of the Baka Pygmies is almost exclusively footed in vocal polyphonics with a technique called Jodel, strangely enough quite similar to European yodeling. The sounds themselves don’t come out like Germans at all, … Continue reading

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Happy All the Time

Joseph Spence – There Will be a Happy Meeting in Glory (from Complete Folkway Recordings 1958) “Can you read music, Spence?” He replied, “No, I cannot read music.” “How did you learn this song?” Indicating the book, he said, “From … Continue reading

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Vince the Prince – I Eat Ants (from 2009) My boy from Amsterdam over at Generation Bass made this strange tribute to his favorite animal that I have been seriously scratching my head to lately. It’s like Rusko locking … Continue reading

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