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Southend amusement arcade – as heard on acid

southendWe came across this excellent field recording by Colin Ventura via Twitter, and he kindly agreed to let us use it on Cities and Memory – it’s a walkthrough of a length of the amusement arcade on the Golden Mile at the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, his hometown.

No sooner had we offered it up for remixing than Tim Waterfield came back with this excellent reworking of it, somewhere between the soundtrack to the moon landings and the sound of wandering around a fairground out of your mind on acid. Take a listen… ideally with headphones.

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Memory version: