The tape-o-sphere offered up so much to be obsessed with in 2018, but few trends bled into my subconscious like the adoption of field recordings and topographical sound art by the community. It’s come up in recent shows with the likes of Carlo Giustini, but this week’s episode is dedicated to some of 2018’s best so-called ‘topographical tapes’.
Besides field recordings from Sydney, Alicante, and Constanta we’ve got musical reflections on the American west, the up-close sound of wind, Jon Collin improvising in a courtyard in Ulm, plus plenty more.
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Depatterning – What Came from Uranium City (Analogue Chat)
CynthLab – Mascleta
Haram Tapes – House of Images, Marrakech
Langham Research Council – Gateshead Multi-storey Car Park (Econore)
Andrew DR Abbott – Whatstandwell (Bloxham Tapes)
MP Hopkins – Aeroplanes & Puddles, part 1 (mappa)
Patrick Shiroishi – Be a Lion, I Will Still Be Water (Fort Evil Fruit)
R. Schwarz – Wind 7 (Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere.)
Chris Kallmyer – Great Basin (Soap Library)
la plimbare – pluta pe spate (ACR)
Jon Collin – Live External: Ulm (Fort Evil Fruit)