DetailsEine ganz außergewöhnliche Experimental / Field Recordings Platte, auf der ausschließlich geräusche von Grillen (Crickets) zu hören sind! Klingt lt. Labelgründer Jonny Trunk wie Himmel, Hölle und Engelsgesang in der größten Kathedrale gleichzeitig. Und auch Tom Waits ist ein ausgesprochener Fan: “I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts - you wouldn't believe it. It's like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it's just slowed down, they didn't manipulate the tape at all… …and there's something to be said for slowing down the world."
The story behind the God’s Chorus recording is short and simple. It begins with Jim Wilson, a song writer, musician and enthusiast for Native American sound, nature, ambiance and the new age. Jim had recorded the crickets. He then recorded more crickets. He then took one of these cricket recordings, slowed it right down (just like Basil Kirchin would) and then simply played the slowed down recording over the top of the normal speed version. If you want to get technical “the sound created is a simple diatonic 7-note scale chord progression and melody with a multi-layered structure”.
The original result became part of a Native American “animal lore” inspired work in 1994 (released only on cassette), the cricket sequence was then later extended, made available on CD and eventually put on-line. This is what you hear on this LP except for a faded break to give us Side One and Side Two.
Sonically God’s Chorus is really unlike anything else. Leave it on and it quickly becomes a bizarre hypnotic drone, somewhat like a modern minimal composition. The controversy surrounding this natural wonder lies with people who think this is just a cunningly engineered sound, a cheat, a fraud, a natural musical impossibility that has been manipulated by computer and includes human voices. But people have tried to recreate it with modern tech and choir sounds and have failed.
Single LP, Standard black wax. Great sleevenotes as always. Full colour EYECATCHING minimal sleeve. Sexy times indeed. Another Trunk Records classic.
- SIDE ONE 1: PART ONE
- SIDE TWO 1: PART TWO
Interpret WILSON, JIM Genre Weltmusik Label Trunk Art. Nr. X01200076-6 EAN 0666017330310 Medium LP (analog) Set-Inhalt 1 Veröffentlichungsdatum 07.12.2018 FSK Nein Preis-Code 1500
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