mutations 4 & 5

by dave phillips

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mutations 4 29:58
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mutations 5 29:58

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field recordings made in nature reserves, national parks, non-human habitat. mostly insects, frogs and avians, some mammals, mostly tropical or desert climates. all but 2 recordings are slowed down/time-stretched 60 - 98 %, some are reversed. no electronic sound sources used.

thoughts:
slowed down field recordings play with time-space dimensions. related to the size of most of the creatures recorded, this game arises: ‘how would i hear/perceive the world if i were an insect (amphibian, avian etc)?’. time-space plays with relations and perceptions of size, speed, frequency, light, sound etc. imagine being an ant in a forest. or a beetle in a desert. or a fish in the ocean. or you in relation to the universe. and how that sounds. these are starting points. just changing dimensions, suggesting different possible parameters.

perception changes through immersion - being part of something.

distractions and ruptures are to be expected.
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composed dec 2016 - jan 2017

read more here: www.continentcontinent.cc/index.php/continent/article/view/252

physically released in an edition of 40 tapes by nazlo records, moscow, april 2017
order tape here: <nazlorecords@gmail.com>

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released April 1, 2017

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dave phillips Zürich, Switzerland

sound as communication in direct and primal form, a language, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, a consciousness. works that oppose the omnipresent restriction and reduction of life, to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden under the debris of civilisation, invite rumination, endorse catharses, liberate. ritual protest music, humanimalism, to curse homo sapiens out of its infancy. ... more

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