The end of year review season is firmly upon us, so we’re happy to release Sounds of the Year 2015, a free album collecting together some of the highlights from Cities and Memory in 2015! As ever, the pieces are built from field recordings of existing locations, and the source material here takes in traffic signals, car horns, coffee cups and horses’ hooves.
World Listening Day might now be in the past for another year, but our reimagined water sounds keep coming in, with this entry from regular contributor Heiko Jay, a dancefloor-friendly beat-led composition constructed from the sounds of a local stream.
A home recording from regular contributor Heiko Jay, who sent us a night recording from his home town of Zittau, Germany – dogs barking and duck sounds can clearly be heard. He applied the Oblique Strategy cards Take away the important parts and Only a part, not the whole to
Staying in New York for our next sound, a gaggle of wild geese honking on a baseball diamond, sent in from Brooklyn by Samuel Kahler. Aircraft fly overhead and leaves rustle over the frozen ground. What direction to take when reimagining such an open sound? Sound artist Heiko Jay, who
February might be a short month, but for us it’s been packed with sounds as diverse as an exploding building, a call to prayer, the mighty bells of St. Mark’s Square and the sounds of nature from the Cradle of Humankind. Here’s our pick of the ten top sounds of