The second installment of the series invites contemporary artists to capture
field recordings and create a composition depicting the essence of their
favourite place. The sounds emerge from city streetscapes, deserted factories;
isolated countryside and a homely bedroom. The aim has been to enable a
creative interaction between external and internal realities. It is hoped that the pieces will inspire the audience to become increasingly active listeners whilst experiencing their own favourite places.
Favourite Places brings together field and compositional
recordings depicting places of importance and significance
within the lives of contemporary artists.
He Can Jog
Each track is based upon a field recording and composition mixed together to represent a location of significance
for the artist. A booklet of photographs, text description & latitude and longitude data compliments the release -
with the CD version featuring hand finished bespoke location indicators. Each CD will therefore be unique!
+ Behind The Concrete Factory - J. Bible [MP3 Preview]
+ Partridge Green - Calika [MP3 Preview]
+ Town, The - Sawako [MP3 Preview]
+ Woodbine Entwist - He Can Jog [MP3 Preview]
The first edition (AVAILABLE HERE
) of the Favourite Places project features contributions from Taylor Deupree, Dot Tape Dot, Claudia, Biosphere, John Kannenberg, RF, Aaron Ximm, Build, Leafcutter John, and Nomad Place.
The latest issue of Clash magazine had this to say about the album.
The second volume of Audiobulbs Favourite Places series wont do much for fans of proper tunes what you can hum.
The concept is simple: artists (including Calika, Michael Trommer and Yannick Franck) create a field recording of their favourite place, then base a composition around it. Perhaps understandably this is largely ambient, though theres room for a skittering beat on Calikas track. Predictably, with a project like this, it has its longueurs.
But there are also moments of heart-soaring beauty, like Jeremy Bibles Behind The Concrete Factory, and He Can Jogs closing glitch-fest, which sounds not unlike a fragmented and digitally reconstructed Thom Yorke. Atmospheric and frequently lovely.
Artist: Lawrence English
Place: Enoggera Reservoir
Track: Quiet Planigale
Location: 2726'24S, 15255'16E
Artist: Yannick Franck
Place: Beaurieux, Heure-le-Romain, Belgium
Location: 5043'22''N, 538'42''W
Artist: Michael Santos
Place: Parkland Walk, London
Track: Perfect Pitch
Location: 5134'29"N, 007'47"W
Place: South Downs
Track: South of London Drift
Location: 5053'58N, 05'39W
Place: Sangenjaya, Tokyo, Japan
Track: Town, The
Location: 3538'44"N, 13940'15"W
Artist: Jeremy Bible
Place: Behind the Concrete Factory, Canton, Ohio, USA
Track: Behind the Concrete Factory
Location: 4054'22"N, 8119'14"W
Place: The Peak District, Near Surprise View
Track: Winter Heather, Frozen Breath
Location: 5319'13"N, 137'17"W
Place: Partridge Green, Mini Ramp
Track: Partridge Green
Location: 5057'38"N, 017'54"W
Artist: Michael Trommer
Place: Toronto's Underground Pedestrian Network
Track: TD Path 6
Location: 4338'47N, 7922'58W
Artist: He Can Jog
Place: My Bed, Brooklyn, New York
Track: Woodbine Entwist
Location: 4042'58"N, 7356'29"W