Truck Festival – the sounds that weren’t music
We recently spent the weekend at the rather lovely Truck Festival in Oxfordshire – while we were there, we made a point of recording some of the sounds from the festival that weren’t any of the bands or live music. The incidental sounds, the background hums, the sounds of the festival-goers. Over the coming weeks we’ll remix and present these sounds, but the first is ready to go.
Behind every festival stage, there are sights you don’t see and sounds you don’t normally hear, such as the massive bank of generators powering the main stage here. The throbbing hum of the main stage generator is a hypnotic sound in its own right, but Tim Waterfield has remixed and processed it into a dark, ominous ambient track for your listening pleasure.