Monday, March 19, 2012

[TO:42] Chris Watson – El Tren Fantasma CD (Album) 2011

Chris Watson – El Tren Fantasma
Label: Touch – TO:42
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released: 09 Nov 2011
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Field Recording, Experimental

1         La Anunciante     4:00    
2         Los Mochis     6:29    
3         Sierra Tarahumara     5:24    
4         El Divisadero     5:34    
5         Crucero La Joya     4:58    
6         Chihuahua     4:34    
7         Aguascalientes     3:26    
8         Mexico D.F.     9:14    
9         El Tajin     10:16    
10         Veracruz     3:11
A stunning tapestry of field recordings from the master, Chris Watson, with his fourth album appearance on Touch, and his first since 2003's acclaimed Weather Report. Originally aired in a BBC Radio 4 broadcast last year, the sounds that constitute El Tren Fantasma (The Ghost Train) replicate the cross-country, coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic FNM train route from Los Mochis to Veracruz. This line, a high watermark of Mexican engineering, no longer exists as a passenger route, but Watson beautifully recreates and evokes it using archive recordings. Watson spent a month on board the train with some of the last passengers to travel the route, when he was working as a sound recordist on the BBC TV series Great Railway Journeys. Watson fans will know what to expect: an aural adventure of great beauty, poignancy, humour and vivacity.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If at all possible, an upload of this would be most appreciated. Thanks for all your work. -- Endorphin