New on the blog: a sound impression of Floating Away From the World by OKADA now available on CD & digital via n5MD
"...pure bliss for even the most casual pluviophile. These tracks meander unhurried through drizzles and downpours ever so slowly building toward hypnotic beats haunted by dreamy, dulcet vocals that echo like a distant memory loop. One can almost smell the petrichor and see the mist rise from glistening streets as they ebb away into an ambient haze."
@thislittleguy links us to an excellent long read
On the Virtues of Preexisting Material
by Rick Prelinger for Issue № 5
"I also see a lot of our archival material, and found material in particular, used in contexts that are primarily ambient or experiential. By this I mean pretty unstructured, aleatory, chance-based sound/image/performance pieces, like scores that are written to accompany films without first looking at the films. Chance is a great strategy, but it’s no longer chance when it becomes routine."