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Sounds from East Asia’s great metropolis

It’s always great to have a new contributor and a new city to add to the project, so today we’re off to Bangkok, Thailand courtesy of this field recording by Le Tuan, part of a series he’s submitted to Cities and Memory.

The recording takes us down Damrongrak Road in the city, hearing the bustle of life in East Asia’s grand metropolis.

For the reimagined sound, we’ve handed the reins over to Lianray Pienaar, who writes:

“This reimagined version of Damrongrak Road in Thailand starts with guitar textures which increase and mix with the field recording.

The swells of processed sounds were created by selecting specific noises from the original recording and transforming them into more abstract textures.”

City version:


Memory version: