Label: Shame File Music
1950年シドニーで生まれ、15歳で環境音に興味を持ち独自のサウンドスケープ作品の制作を開始したオーストラリアの主要実験作家の一人であるRik Rue。オリジナルは1986年にリリースされたレア音源[Murmurs]のCD-R復刻版。さまざまな海岸で採取した水の音をシンプルにテープ変調、ひたすら水の滴る音や波のサウンドが続く録音集。特に前半二曲の[Two Short Adventures in Water]は展開も見事な傑作。
Originally released on cassette on Pedestrian Tapes, 1986.
The recordings on this cassette were sourced from field recordings made along the New South Wales coast, including rainforests, hinterlands, coastal bays and creek beds. Murmurs was the second collaborative release between Rue and Fahey, who had combined previously under the moniker of Social Interiors (self-titled cassette released on Rue's Pedestrian Tapes, 1985); although Murmurs was not specifically credited to Social Interiors, Fahey very much thinks of it as a Social Interiors release.
Rue and Fahey made the field recordings that were used on this cassette both individually and collaboratively. "Two Short Adventures in Water" is Rue's work alone (which was also released on a cassette of the same name in 1986), whilst the other tracks are collaborative efforts with Fahey. This was the pair's first concerted effort to create audio collages from environmental recordings.