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Empty Salt

by Jo

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sound sources: rusty harrow strikes on a metal pillar sonorous wooden plank handrail to the NNOI-stage
Ones Own Run 03:45
sound sources: electromagnetic interference from a laptop spokes
sound sources: paper lampions rugged container wall wide vent pipe coat rack with metal rod another metal rod common eider Jo's voice
sound sources: helicopter pouring out a 10-kg sack of Asian flour broken display broken berlin street pump window cleaning unit screen rods of the NNOI-stage vibration signal of a mobile phone Jo imitating drops
sound sources: a father tells his daughter to be sweet head massage spider long tinplate beep at a broken cash desk on a ferry boat long drawing ruler phone rings salt automatic sliding door broken berlin street pump door creak in the fish factory, Iceland
sound sources: cold oven ash oven flap moaning tree opening a cargo container
sound sources: daily unknown murmur steel can swishing on a bush rare spinning top
sound sources: sonorous wooden plank peep signal at the traffic lights fairy lights air on the cable of the contact mic tear up a poster


Once, when Jo worked in a salt mine, she switched off the headlight in a deep mining tunnel and found herself in the greatest silence and darkness. Apart from the taste of salt, the only thing that was present was absence. For decades she kept this feeling of emptiness.

On this album Jo opened up some dots of this empty token and a 10-kg sack of Asian flour burst onto a humdrum leeway. On this own run a grained crow flew untamed into a tangible tryst and leaving nothing but blunt salt.


released November 17, 2023

The songs #1 and #6 were written on the NNOI meadow, the most sonic meadow of Brandenburg.

Mastered by Lena Wenta
The open ear during every step of this album and best companion on sound recording tours: 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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