Sounds from Nine Countries
December 21, 2009 4:28 PM   Subscribe

9 Countries was recorded on location in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Tibet, India, Egypt and Greece between October 2005 and March 2007 by Tom Compagnoni. What you hear has been entirely assembled from these field recordings, no additional samples used.

A mashup / sound-collage / ambient / documentary album by Wax Audio.
posted by flatluigi (6 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
this is niiiice...

the latest bidoun has an article by alan bishop of sublime frequencies discussing his work in this vein. nice read.
posted by artof.mulata at 6:16 PM on December 21, 2009

A beautiful warm thing to listen to on the first night of winter.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 6:34 PM on December 21, 2009

Point of clarification: Sublime Frequences is more of an archiver's label, rather than getting field recordings as source for new compositions. From what I've seen, they present a snapshot of a regional music scene, as captured from local radio, tapes and CDs.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:36 PM on December 21, 2009

This is so cool.
posted by Corduroy at 7:13 PM on December 21, 2009

you're mainly right, filthy (can i call you that?)...

there are moments where they catch things more in the field-ish way.
i think on the syrian disc they grab stuff from the back of a taxi cab.

also, pepsi blue-ing it, the label that sells my old bands stuff, postworld industries, has a disc called 'do not spit here and there.' it's a mixed bag of field recordings and sample manipulations from three travellers under the nom audiofile collective. it's all from india and the guys did a great job of it.

really digging the roof workers from lhassa; he's made a very pretty mix of their stuff. and the documentary section is hilarious...
posted by artof.mulata at 7:21 PM on December 21, 2009

Lovely, thanks!
posted by Popular Ethics at 8:09 PM on December 21, 2009

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