Monday, May 24, 2010

[TO:73] Jana Winderen - Energy Field (Album) CD 2010

Jana Winderen - Energy Field
Label: Touch
Catalog#: TO:73
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 06 Apr 2010
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Field Recording, Experimental

Credits: Composed By - Jana Winderen
Mastered By - Denis Blackham
Photography - Jon Wozencroft
Notes: Recordings made in the Barents Sea, Greenland and Norway using four DPA hydrophones & 4060s, a Telinga parabolic reflector and a Sound Devices 744T.
Mastered @ Skye.

1 Aquaculture 18:00
2 Isolation/Measurement 12:11
3 Sense Of Latent Power 20:04

This outstanding new Touch release is an album comprised of documents made by sound recordist Jana Winderen over a number of field trips to the Barents Sea, Greenland and Norway. Winderen's focus takes in above-ground sounds of extreme Northern weather systems and the wildlife that inhabits such surroundings, but perhaps more significantly and insightfully, the Oslo-based artist makes probing recordings of sub-aqua environments/habitats using hydrophones. Winderen delves deeply into glaciers, fjords and the open ocean with her equipment, capturing incredible unseen worlds populated by baffling and wholly alien sounds. You'll seldom have any idea as to what might be making some of these amazing noises, but among them are: "Sounds of crustaceans, fish such as cod, haddock, herring and pollock recorded as they are hunting, calling for a mate or orientating themselves in their environment". The disc is divided into three lengthy pieces, each one assembled from a variety of different recordings, carefully layered and edited so as to give a flowing, seamless account of the various locales Winderen explored on her field trips. In terms of recording fidelity and all-round immersive brilliance, Energy Field is right up there alongside Chris Watson's greatest works - it really is that good. Anyone with an affection for the art of sound recording will instantly adore this release; it's an album that offers a consistently surprising and illuminating depiction of regions in our natural world that would otherwise be inaccessible to us.

**When you purchase this CD from the TouchShop you will receive as a free download: Jana Winderen - Live in Den Haag, recorded on 25th September 2009 at the TodaysArt 2009 festival. This performance was recorded straight to digital from the main desk. In order to obtain your free download, click "Return to Touch" at end of PayPal process, and you will be given a download link**

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