18: Weathered Passageway / Black Water

Listen out for these sounds in Weathered Passageway / Black Water:

I’m really taken with the idea of giving you the robot drawing sound … That’s probably been the most positive addition to my sound world this year 🙂

Simon Kirby

Making cider has been one of the defining elements of living here in Bridge of Earn. Our orchard consists of one small but enthusiastic tree on the drive. We did it every year for the first 5 or 6 years, bringing old friends up from Edinburgh and Glasgow, each time supplementing with more apples from other sources, refining our procedures, building better presses, and increasing our efficiency and yield. But we have been on a hiatus since Emily was 1 or 2, as it became harder to dedicate the time to it. We started up again this year – this time a bunch of neighbours, carefully distancing ourselves at the end of our driveways…!

We made 10 gallons – it’s currently bubbling away happily to itself in the live room here at Pumpkinfield.

Pete Harvey

The morning sound which I am always looking forward too…

Roel Knappstein

I’m not sure how much you need to know about the reasons for the happiness but for me, there’s something about the musicality of how the water meets pebbles or the twists and turns of a stream like this one that never fails to unpick whatever angst or feeling of fragmentation I’m feeling. I know I can rely on it to make me happy; like there’s a code in the different notes that untangles and rearranges until everything feels clear and light. I love that the longer you listen to sounds like this the more music you can pick out. And I love that just by listening to them you can tell that the water is clear and clean and that as I listen it will unlock lots of other memories; of the smell of the woods or the movement of the seawater and seaweed.

Tamsin Ghislaine Cunningham

Monmouth beach Lyme Regis : During my PhD I spent a lot of time on this beach recording landslides and fossils. I walked it with a lot of different people, photographed it, drew it. The sound of waves and stones set up a rhythm that accompanied it all.

Rose Ferraby

Putting on an old Thelonious Monk record…

Roel Knappstein

Tempting though it is to get you some Laurie chat 🙂 I’m going to send you over a couple of short vids just now that were taken on the island of Antiparos in September 2017. Panagia beach is one of my favourites that we’ve visited in Greece and these were from our last day there before we left for Athens and then home. It was our last holiday just the two of us too actually though Laurie was already with us, Gemma was about a month and a half pregnant at the time 🙂 lots of feelings associated with these clips 🙂

Christophe Docherty

I’ve been learning the piano and I reckon I’ve probably been at my happiest this past year any time I’ve had a chance to do so. I didn’t want to contrive it too much so I just messed around with some chords I’ve been trying out.

Ziggy Campbell

here we go, two original recordings of noise (at day and at night) in the middle of the Norwegian Sea / North Atlantic 🙂
It was one the happiest moments and places I have been; I would sit there for hours and tune in—in a way.
Hope you like them and they provide fun for VC, chopping up, filters, or just leaving them as they are.

Jens Ewald

I’ve just sent you a clip of the sea pulling in the pebbles, I love it – really powerful.

Alan Stockdale

Track named by Albie Kirby and Io Kirby. Written by Ziggy Campbell and Tommy Perman. Arranged and produced by Tommy Perman.

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