Label: Farpoint Recordings
アイルランドにて活動する音楽家Karen Powerが自身の解釈にて制作した"フィールド·レコーディングベース"の音作品。ジャケ&スリーヴ内側のデザインを見る限りでは自然音を中心とした内容かと思いきや、フィールドレコーディング自体はテープでプレイされ、それに合わせ(氏の知人らしい)アンサンブルや演奏家がバッキバキの即興を繰り広げるという、良い意味で予想を裏切られる内容。非常にセンスの良い三つ折り縦長紙スリーヴ仕様、Chris WatsonやDavid Toopがノートを書いてます。
This CD is presented as a special fold-out booklet, printed on uncoated board and paper. The edition is limited to just 500 copies with each one hand numbered. The tri-fold booklet contains short sleeve notes by invited contributors Mary Nunan, Chris Watson and David Toop. The unique package design is by Doreen Kennedy with photography by John Godfrey, which delicately complements Karen's compositions and the short texts scattered throughout.
"is it raining while you listen is a series of frozen sonic moments. It's my first CD and the compositions date from 2007 right up to a field-recording based work written specially for the CD; forever ricefields. Some of them are electronic recordings and some involve exceptional performers from all over the world I've been lucky enough to collaborate with. I've also worked with artists from many other disciplines and to represent their voices in my work I've asked several of them to provide text, poetry, photographs and even the design of the CD cover right down to the texture of the paper. is it raining while you listen is a labour of love and could not have happened without the enthusiasm and dedication of Farpoint Recordings."
1/ hang on, i'm not ready for a pig yet | Claire Duff & Tape | 9'00''
2/ the colourful digestive palette of slugs | SCAW Duo & Tape | 9'30''
3/ is it raining while you listen | Mmm Trio | 9'30''
4/ flies who dreamt of more than windscreens | Quiet Music Ensemble & Tape | 8'20''
5/ forever ricefields | Tape | 14'00''
6/ relocating elk...by train | Carin Levine & Tape | 7'30''
7/ squeeze birds to improve your garden's plant variety | Nova Ensemble & Tape | 9'00''
8/ fried rice, curried chip and a diet coke | Tape | 10'30''