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Cascading chorus of insects from Thailand

“I had tried to record those insects as cleanly as possible and when I made the reimagined track I found that distortion, used as a wrong colour, was taking the recording to a completely new space which guided me to complete the track.”

Oblique Dubai

“One of the amazing things about these processes are the ways in which one sound is able to completely transform another, highlighting similar frequencies (by multiplying them together) and creating ambient or drone-like sounds that evolve over time.”

Vintage printing presses – When I wasn’t present…

“I used the recording of the Heidlberg Platen T as the percussive backbone of the music. I cut the field recording into sections and spliced parts together, breaking the rhythm of the machine by leaving an odd timed pause before the clunk of the arm coming to rest on the final beat of the bar.”

Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies launches today!

Today, 63 sound artists and musicians from across the world reimagine the sounds of the world, using Eno and Schmidt’s Oblique Strategies cards as inspiration, as we launch Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies. The project is housed at,and features: 58 locations over 19 countries, from

Coming soon – Cities and Memory: Oblique Strategies!

More than 100 sound artists applied to take part in our Oblique Strategies project, which finally launches on Friday 10 April here on the site. Each artist selected a source field recording to reimagine, and was then allocated two of Eno & Schmidt’s Oblique Strategy cards,