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Free Cities and Memory album – the best of 2014

Following hot on the heels of our Hamburg-based album Erinnerungen an eine Stadt, we’re pleased to offer up the first in (hopefully) a series of free downloads highlighting the very best of Cities and Memory. It’s been quite a first year for us, with 60 contributors,

A song about peace from Rwanda

Our #Hamburgsounds project has come to a close after a terrific success, so for our next Cities and Memory stop, let’s go quite a bit further afield – to a village in Rwanda, in fact. Luke Henrion collected this field recording while visiting a project

Sounds from a South African bird sanctuary

Our second sound from Restive comes from a bird sanctuary in Cape Town – as you’d expect, the field recording is a calming record of the sounds of nature, with the odd bit of cityscape floating into the mix. The remix artfully blends this with

From the top of Table Mountain

Last week we were lucky enough to get a whole load of submissions from a South African sound artist called Tristan, who composes and performs under the name Restive (check out his other sounds). He produced an extensive sound installation using field recordings from around

A new song by the fishing women of Lake Turkana

A field recording sent in for us by Luke Henrion from a trip to Kenya – this is a group of fishing women (pictured) near Lake Turkana celebrating the arrival of Luke and his group of visitors with a traditional song. The remix takes a simple loop