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The ten best sounds of January 2015

10 best janWe’re into February already, which means it’s time for our first roundup of 2015’s best sounds so far. On our wintery journey, we start in a bitterly cold Turin as the clocks strike and fireworks herald the coming of 2015, and throughout the month we’ve explored New York City, Venice, Cardiff, Canterbury, Trento and even the incredible sea organ in Croatia.

Here are the top ten field recordings and reimagined sounds from January:

1. Zadar, Croatia: a duet with Croatia’s sea organ

(recording by Russ Wainwright, memory version by Cities and Memory)

2. Venice, Italy: dreaming of the light at Palazzo Grassi

(by Cities and Memory)

3. New York, USA: angry drivers in New York City

(recording by Richard Matthews, memory version by Robert van Riel)

4. Turin, Italy: coffee cup breakbeats from Caffe San Carlo

(by Cities and Memory)

5. Turin, Italy: an infinite new year

(by Cities and Memory)

6. Cardiff, Wales: at war with Germany (via Cardiff Castle)

(recording by Cities and Memory, memory version by This Little Piggy)

7. Cardiff, Wales: medieval knights battle at Cardiff Castle

(by Cities and Memory)

8. Trento, Italy: an air raid in Trento

(recording by Luca Bertoldi, memory version by Cities and Memory)

9. Canterbury, England: electronica from a quintessential English park

(by Sam Rogerson)

10. Daventry, England: in the dreams of a wind turbine

(by Cities and Memory)