Tag Archives: Green Field Recordings

Anton Mobin – Floating Wood

Again Anton Mobin gives us some happiness of travelling, and if earlier, it was a trip through London, this time it is a strange travel with “Floating Wood”, released on Green Field Recordings. Again it is a complex, or collage of field recordings, quite well put together, creating uncommon atmosphere of
observing the flow. You hear the birds, insects (the gnats are really annoying there!), some squeaks of wood, wind, purl and drops of water, some indistinct bustle. There is no audible music music here, however, the environment itself is a very nice music generator – it is a vivid and unpredictable system with irregular events and circumstances. So, join the “Floating Wood” excursion with Anton Mobin.

Official release page

“Floating Wood” on Archives.org

MUfi.re – TV Signal Amplifier, Radio And Clock

MUfi.re is a project of Rui Almeda, which is focused in finding new potentialities of non-musical natural sources. Here’s one of his albums, called “TV Signal Amplifier, Radio And Clock”, which was released on Green Field Recordings label. Needless to say, that in recording the mentioned devices were used. The idea is clear, everything is more than understandable, but… However it’s not so simple, as it seems. Ordinary sounds are put together, interacting as a real orchestra. Lifeless things acquired soul with the help of the artist’s mind. All these strange tints, changeovers, hissings, ticks and drones become vital and coloured, the texture is characterized by unpredictability, a natural feature of living creatures. So, realize the vibrancy of MUfi.re’s apparatuses.

MUfi.re’s “TV Signal Amplifier, Radio And Clock” on Green Field Recordings label: http://greenfieldrecordings.yolasite.com/audio.php
Rui Almeda on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/massaultima

Alexei Biryukoff – Talmenka

Talmenka is an urban settlement in Altai krai, and a place, which inspired a Russian musician and painter Alexei Biryukoff to create an album of the same name, sustained in jenre of field recordings. Firstly, my attention was attracted by the cover of the album, where you can see a section of a railway, superimposed on a photo of a green grass. When I listened to the album, it seemed to me a short trip to far away backwoods. “Talmenka” opens with the announcement of the train departure to the next railway station, mentioned above; then you hear the rumble of wheels and squeakings of the coaches. It must be noted, that Talmenka is rather a picturesque place; you can ascertain this fact, when you see the attached PDF photoalbum with some glimpses into this area. Further, you hear various sketches, from the noise of the crowd and saw to peaceful crackling of the campfire and mooing of the lonely cow. There is also a meeting with a shepherd, who lost a horse, and, in despair, made a use of a bad language. So, have a sonic trip to Talmenka with Alexei Biryukoff.

Alexei Biryukoff’s official site: www.muhmood.net
Alexei Biryukoff’s “Talmenka” on Green Field Recordings: http://greenfieldrecordings.yolasite.com/audio.php