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Dave PhillipsField Recordings

Label:Little Enjoyer – le05
Format:
CD, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Non-Music
Style:Field Recording

Tracklist

1Walking And Climbing Through Jungle Along A Stream In The Midday Heat, Up To The 7th Tier Of1:43
2A Waterfall,1:00
3Wandering Along A Footpath, As The Sun Starts To Set And Some Creatures Tune Up For The Evening Concertoes.4:05
4One Of My Favorite Insects, Piercingly Loud, Its Sound Can Be Heard For Miles,1:38
5And They Appear In Varying Frequencies,1:19
6An Acoustic Habit/Ritual Of (Not Only) Insects Seems To Go With The Setting Of The Sun, In This Case Of Zicadas (Recorded By The Sea On Tao Island) That Would Go Off At That Same Moment Each Evening, And Would End As Abruptly As They Started. Groups Of Zicadas In Different Trees Play Different Parts, Thus Seeming To Follow A Compositional Pattern Not Unlike Ones Heard In The Chanting Of Tibetan Monks.10:58
7Late Night2:25
8And Early Morning Jungle Walks.0:42
9Another Individual Of The Same Kind Found On 4 And 5, With What I Call The 'Whistler'.2:27
10Ornithological Oration,1:01
11Noon Heat Serenade.2:10
12Some Insects/Sounds Seem Harder To Come By Than Others, And Probably Only Play At Specific Times, Like This Group I Heard, But The Once, At Around 3 P.M. In A Bamboo-Forest I Often Passed.0:25
13Some Insects/Sounds Seem Harder To Come By Than Others, And Probably Only Play At Specific Times, Like This Group I Heard, But The Once, At Around 3 P.M. In A Bamboo-Forest I Often Passed.2:22
14Early Morning Gibbon Vocalisations And1:55
15Canine Games.0:48
16Late Afternoon Canine Accompaniment On My Way To Catch The Jungle's Insect Musicians At Their Loudest,0:59
17Grand Sunset Concerto, In The Midst Of The Jungle, The Recording Does Not Do The Event Justice - Impossible To Document.20:22
18The Tukae Is A Shy Night Creature, Related To The Gecko But Much Larger, Rarely Seen But Often Heard, The Male's Mating-Call.0:34
19Moving Slowly Along The Coastal Road Of Chang Island At Night,1:19
20Moving Slowly Along The Coastal Road Of Chang Island At Night,0:53
21Coming Across A Lost Puppy On The Beach,0:56
22And These Frogs, In A Pond About 100 Meters From The Beach, Who Follow, Same As The Zicadas On 6, A Certain Compositional Pattern, What With The Larger Vocalists Coming In At Certain Points Where The Higher Registers Reduce Their Volume, Et Cetera. And Who Said Animals Had No Culture?5:55
23Bullfrogs, Who Somehow Dig Themselves Under The Earth's Outer Layer, Usually In Very Swampy Areas. Their Song Is Sung Mostly During And After Rainfall.2:12
24Bullfrogs, Who Somehow Dig Themselves Under The Earth's Outer Layer, Usually In Very Swampy Areas. Their Song Is Sung Mostly During And After Rainfall.3:07
25The Same Fellow As On 18.0:12
26The Same Type Of Insect As Found On 4, 5, 9, And Others, In More Of A Solo Position, And Complete, With Distinct Mates, And The Sea, In The Background. The Sunset Concerto On This Particular Island Prominently Features This Type Of Insect.5:48
27Tide On Its Way Out2:40
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Notes

These recordings have been equalized, other than that they have been left as recorded; no mixing, no layering, no normalization or compression, no effects nor any other additions or manipulations; all cuts are indexed. Play loud. Alternate playback through earphones is highly recommended. Seriously.

Recording Locations:
Khao Sok National Park, Surat Thani Province
Khao Luang National Park, Nakhon Si Tammarat Province
Kho Tao, Surat Thani Province
Kho Chang, Trat Province
Kho Siboya, Krabi Province
Kho Bulon Lae, Satun Province, Thailand
Recorded by Dave Phillips, january - march 2001 and january - february 2004.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: GFR/CA C06070718 FIELD RECORDINGS

Reviews

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daspig
As its title suggest this is made up purely of field recordings taken from various jungle areas in and around Thailand, over a four year period. The field recordings are left as recorded and tamper free, and I have to say this is one of the most replayble, strange, haunting and rewarding field recordings disk I’ve come across. Dave Phillips is know to many for his often vomit educing & mind frying sound cut-ups and noise attacks. Here he takes his keen ear for unusual and often very odd sounds and takes us on a heady, strange, natural ambient sonic journey. Taking in insect, gibbon, bullfrog and canine sounds, along with waterfalls, heatseettling and the general rich and often very bizarre sounds of the jungle. Though there is no editing or manipulation going on here the sequence of the tracks is very clever going from slightly jarring, hallucinogenic and highly atmospheric. As expected with this type of thing the tracks are often very short going from a few seconds up to minute plus, but it all seems to flow well making an enjoyable and consistent whole. A few tracks are a little longer and the longest here is the simple breathtaking track 17 which is a recording of a sunset Concerto of inserts that goes on for 20 minutes & mangers to be both alien, ambient, soothing, bizarrely rhythmic, haunting & simply amazing really- built around the various rich and strange tones of the insects. Really standing up as a great and strange piece of ambience in its own right. The disk comes in a nice oversized full colour folder with liner notes by Mr Phillips and pictures from his trips around Thailand. This will certainly appeal beyond the normal field recording market, been of interest to ambient and noise fans too.
(review by Roger Batty, Musique Machine)