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The seagulls of Bath

Seagulls are an important soundmark in many coastal locations, especially around the UK, where they’ve become hulking, chip-stealing monstrosities of legend to many people.

The gulls of Bath aren’t quite so physically imposing as some of the more directly coastal specimens around Britain, but what they lack in size they make up for in noise in this field recording, captured from the rooftops of Bath.

New contributor Richard Fair has given Bath’s gulls the once-over, starting off untreated but developing into a slowed-down nightmare, as if gulls are swooping down from overhead in a dream in their hundreds.

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Installation version (best listened to on headphones):