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Album Review

Quin, Douglas – “Fathom” – [TAIGA Records]

Max Level   3/5/2013   12-inch, A Library

Field recordings from the Arctic (Side A) and the Antarctic (Side B). Or to be more accurate, water recordings as these were recorded from an underwater perspective using hydrophones. Walruses, whales, seals, orcas, icebergs. Gurgling, clicking, crashing, animal sounds. B2 could pass as an electronic music piece but evidently is nothing but naturally produced sounds–amazingly abstract and otherworldly. Tracks are in the vicinity of 8 to 12 minutes in length. A super nice release from Taiga Records with gorgeous, subtle letterpress/embossed artwork and packaging.

you heard it 31 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 701 days ago, Max Level played 64 deg 49' S 64 deg 02' W (Icebergs)
  • 1298 days ago, Avakhov played 77 deg 37' S 165 deg 48' E (Seals, Orcas, Ice Fractures)
  • 2124 days ago, Naysayer played 64 deg 49' S 64 deg 02' W (Icebergs)
  • 2340 days ago, Max Level played 64 deg 49' S 64 deg 02' W (Icebergs)
  • 2364 days ago, Cinderaura played 77 deg 37' S 165 deg 48' E (Seals, Orcas, Ice Fractures)
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