Today we visit Rough Trade East, perhaps London’s most famous record shop, to listen in to some of the conversations their customers have while shopping for vinyl.
Our in-store field recording, capturing a conversation between music enthusiasts, was reimagined by Leon Muraglia in a new piece titled “How’s Your Portugeek?”:
“How’s Your Portugeek? I’m 99% sure that’s Portuguese.”
‘”I was obviously wondering what they were talking about and obviously they were talking about records, so I was imagining what the records would sound like.
So I used processing on the various parts of conversation that sounded like they fitted: there are sections of ambient, some a bit more techno… I processed some sections using some very rock outboard effects units and plugins …and one cassette machine for the hipsters ;)”