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8.00 am – buying and selling at a local flea market

20141008_102726Markets can be a great place for field recording, as they often give you a sense of part of the character of a city – the people, how they interact, some dialect, some colour. This flea market was quite a trip out but worth it to hear the bartering and discussions over the minutiae of people’s lives as they chatted over what was for sale from their kitchens, spare rooms, garages and car boots.

In contrast to the familiarity, life and friendliness of a real market, Random Order Collective’s remix sounds like it comes from Mars – far removed, disaffected and like a disaster in a sci-fi movie that’s about to happen.
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