Joe Stevens & Luís Antero ~ Seaside Sounds

5 Jun

nice review of Seaside Sounds album

a closer listen

After hearing so many field recordings in which plane sounds are an intrusion, it’s nice to hear one in which they are a subject – in this instance, the biplanes flying over attendees of Dorset’s “Weymouth Carnival”.  Joe Stevens’ contribution to Seaside Sounds makes for a pleasant oceanside visit.  We hear commentaries from the loudspeaker, peaceful interchanges between parent and children, the cries of seagulls overhead, even a Punch and Judy show.  The sounds are worthy, but the sound quality is a bit muted.  This liability is exposed from the sixth to eighth minutes, in which arcade music is captured at a higher volume than the rest of the recording, and more succinctly.  Still, the overall arc is well-formed; the composition doubles back to the air show and concludes with fireworks and applause – reflecting what must have been a wonderful outing.

Luís Antero‘s half of the set…

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