by Jo

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released May 11, 2019

Mastering: Frank Schültge
Final clearance song by song: Timo C Engel
Advice, participation, technical guidance and critical commentator: Frank Nagel


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Jo Berlin, Germany

I puzzle crooked tone songs from field recordings.

Artist’s photo by Claudia Brijbag

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Track Name: Leaps and Bounds
walking steps
running steps
bouncing ball
child‘s breath all in Tvísöngur/Seyðisfjörður
rooster on Prins Polo’s farm Karlsstaðir
Track Name: Sneak Peeker’s Tune
tarpaulin in the wind
piano rehearsal in Hallgrímskirkja/Reykjavík
children’s screeching
Track Name: Wayfare the Broondocks
ship’s engine in harbour basin
creak of an eider duck
various sounds of harbour work
squeaking shoes on anti-slip mats
ribbed lid of a thermos flask rolling on an aluminium box
rolling and jumping skateboard
falling coin at a cash machine
one drop of water in a stream
children’s talk
Track Name: Far Far Further
scribe on yellow plastic mat
moving mic in front of a solfatar
the courtship nosedive of a hrossagaukur
purring of Flyðra the cat
tape machine in Studio Silo/Stöðvarfjörður
voice snippet of dj. flugvél og geimskip calling Flyðra the cat
Track Name: Bumblebee
breathing of a leaky soccer ball
bumblebee’s flight
vibrations of a protractor
Bleedingblackwood’s chant
Track Name: Gewgaw
tapping on the open end of a bridge pillar
Track Name: Captain’s Anthem
swinging handle (punching) on a plastic bucket with an imprint of Queen Elsa
main server’s buzz of the Greenhouse Studios/Reykjavík
Faroese anthem on board the ferry Norröna
welcome by the captain of Norröna
Track Name: Unsound
stripping high-voltage cables among each other
rotary dial of an old telephone (just using eliminated signals)
a plate of tin falling from a roof
Track Name: I Have Done
whipping rope at a flagpole
signal beep of a traffic light
talking woman on the escalator in the Harpa/Reykjavík
Track Name: Air on Faint Vane
intended bumps on the steel case cover of a summit book
random bumps on the steel case cover of a summit book
irradiation into the mic of a mobile phone

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