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Luis Antero – Factory Music

Music is all around us. It flows not only out of radios, players, tape recorders, acoustic systems. No. Definitely, there is a great variety of sonic sources, which can be encountered everyday, always and everywhere. Luis Antero, whose work had already been reviewed here (Out Level’s “Delay (Guitar Solo #4)”), is one of those dedicated field-recordings lovers, who again proves this fact. In his work, released on Wandering Ear label, called “Factory Music”, he portrayed the musical potential of industry, its ability to give an aesthetic pleasure with its abundant saturated drones, hisses and knockings. Listening to works of field recordings can be successful in the case of greedy perception of such tracks. Complying with this, you are sure to feel the depth of the sound, and maybe the soul of the initial sonic resource. So, cross the threshold of Luis Antero’s Factory.

“Factory Music” on Wandering Ear label

Luis Antero’s official site

Anton Mobin – London – A Field Memory

Field recording is a great thing you know. People, who devote themselves to this kind of music art, give us an opportunity of experiencing different environments and places, enriching our consciousness with new memories, feelings and impressions. Anton Mobin is one of such artists. Today I’d like to say some words about his release on Wandering Ear label, called “London – A Field Memory”. Anton Mobin made these field recordings in London in 2009, after that, in spring of 2010, he mixed them,  creating a wonderful whirl of surroundings. Frist track “Warmly Quiet” – is made of recordings of sounds inside of a hotel, where he combined different vibrations of ventilation, the humming of the underground resounding in the bathroom, different movements. After that comes the second track – “Music And Tradition”, displaying, that London is overfilled with music, you can hear various orchestras, musicians and what not. The third and the last track – “Ferry Tale” – consists of conversations, noise of a ferry, a crowd in the Apple market. I must note, that the image on the cover picture reflects the collage nature of the whole album. Listening to it, I unintentionally remember The Beatles’ “Revolution №9”, with its ragout of sounds. It’s a real trip through London, it is unlike those dull guide films with traditional ringing of Big Ben. Unfortunately, I have never been to London, but thanks to Anton Mobin, I made this travel, though it is of only sonic hypostasis.

Anton Mobin’s “London – A Field Memory” on Wandering Ear label: http://www.wanderingear.com/we015.html
Anton’s official site: http://antonmobin.blogspot.com/