I’ve had the phrase field memory recorder running through my head ever since I saw an ebay item of the same name (it’s a solid-state field recorder from Fostex btw). Just that phrase conjures up sounds/images which I’ve been mulling over for a few months now.
Finally, over the last week or so, I’ve had a chance to make a start on the project (including writing various sound-mangling processes within Reaktor 5), and now here’s the first track under that pseudonym.
I made a video utilising some footage I found on my hard drive of the old sugar beet factory in York (long since disappeared) which you can see on the youtube clip above.
It felt like a good idea on January 1st, but it became more of a burden as the year progressed. Some days were easy, some not so easy, but I got to the end of the year having produced over 40 hours of organised sound in 2015…
We are currently in the process of creating a music video for a track on the forthcoming (as yet untitled) Sand LP. We did the filming (yes, filming – not video! ** ) over the weekend of 24th/25th September, and sent the film over to Berlin to be processed. From Berlin, the processed film went to Uppsala for transfer to computer-file – the DVD of the transfer will then be sent back to us here (along with the film of course).
I have just had news from the guy doing the transfer that it is now all done, and it will be sent to us very soon. The footage was a bit dark (but I suspected that would be the case) – he also correctly guessed that we were “after a ‘dark and scary’ kinda image anyway, not a ‘bright and happy’ one,” right ;).
So, all that remains now is to put the final creation together once we receive the footage. It’s going to be great 🙂
[** We filmed using Super8 Kodak Tri-X. Camera was a Canon 814E]