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All aboard! Ferry now departing San Francisco Bay


San_Francisco_Ferry_Building__cropped_Off to sunny San Francisco today, for a field recording from SF native Rand Lo (whose excellent busker recording we remixed a while ago), who brings us this great, rhythmic recording of the clacking departure board sign at the Ferry Building. For the remix, over a bed of drones created from the original recording, I’ve slowly brought in hints of the rhythms from the departure board for the first couple of minutes, followed by multiple, layered rhythms for the last minute or so, which build into a hypnotic loop before eventually dying away. I really wanted to bring out that feeling both of rhythm from the board itself, and of the chaotic, frantic nature of a busy departure point.


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