by Jo

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walking steps running steps bouncing ball child‘s breath all in Tvísöngur/Seyðisfjörður rooster on Prins Polo’s farm Karlsstaðir
tarpaulin in the wind piano rehearsal in Hallgrímskirkja/Reykjavík children’s screeching
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
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
Bumblebee 02:38
breathing of a leaky soccer ball bumblebee’s flight vibrations of a protractor Bleedingblackwood’s chant
Gewgaw 03:02
tapping on the open end of a bridge pillar
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
Unsound 03:47
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
I Have Done 01:50
whipping rope at a flagpole signal beep of a traffic light talking woman on the escalator in the Harpa/Reykjavík
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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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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