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T.S. Eliot and Californian winds

Today we’re heading to Balboa Island, California, to hear the sounds of evening wind with recordist Marcel Gnauk of Free To Use Sounds. He tells us: “To get the sound of wind I had to drive down to the Balboa Island at night time to

World Listening Day: Strawberry Creek

Berkeley, California, and a recording of the beautifully-named Strawberry Creek sent to us by Katie McMurran, who has produced a suitably euphonious reimagining of the sound, an intricately-constructed melodic piece built around the original field recording.

Big Bear Lake, California

“The structure and mood of the piece represents what Big Bear Lake is for me; a great place to get away from Los Angeles in order to return to the city relaxed and with a fresh perspective. The piece starts off in one place, goes to another more sparse and mellow place, then returns where things are the same, but slightly different and perhaps more clear.”

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,

The ten best sounds of August 2014

Summer’s over, guys – we’re heading into autumn. Here’s a look back at the best sounds from the end of the summer. They come from as far afield as Brisbane, San Francisco, Florence and London, and feature nine different sound artists and recordists. Explore the