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Wire machine music in Vietnam

A trip to the streets of Vietnam today, with this great recording of an old wire drawing machine, courtesy of Marcel Gnauk, who runs the excellent resource Free To Use Sounds. He writes:

“The machine is so loud that you can barely hear the street traffic. On the left side is the “endless” wire and the machine unwrinkled the steel and the other man walks with it until he has the correct length so that the men next to me can cut the wire with this long wire cutter.”

“When you look at the motor you can read Hanning Phase Induction Motor and Taiwan Technology! I made a little bit of research and Hanning is actually a German Company based in Oerlinghausen but has locations in Lithuania, China, and India for example.”

The recomposed version takes the percussive nature of the rattling machine as the inspiration for this piece of metal machine music.

All the synth parts were generated from the original field recording, and the drum parts are intermittently replaced with clips taken from the recording, like car horns, the spinning of the machine, a passing motorcycle and other noises.

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Memory version: