Sounding (Vol. I)

by James Shearman

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01:23

about

The very meagre beginnings to another album series which will also run in volumes alongside the Radio Transmissions series.

The 'Sounding' series will focus on using contact mics to produce the (often raw) sound of objects and interaction with objects. The concept of 'sounding' is meant in the same way the turn of phrase "sounding out" is meant - creating sounds as an exploration of space, sending out pulses and vibrations into the unknown to have them bounce back and meet us and hopefully learn something. Sounding hopes to draw out all potential sounds from traditionally silent objects and materials.

The last track in this collection is high on gain, it begins to break the "sounding" threshold and leans over into "noising" - so be warned and cautious and turn your speakers down for this one, relative to the rest of the collection (which contains very small and subtle sounds which you could miss at a low volume). I've never been incredibly professional when it comes to mixing and mastering sounds, and I often worry that the professional approach is not something to necessarily aspire towards, as it is an attitude which I feel can make the artist wound up ever so slightly too tight - and also limits the likelihood that an artist will be prone to "happy mistakes" - which is basically what I like to think of as the foundations for my noise, my sound art and even my music.

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released January 29, 2017

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James Shearman London, UK

23 year-old
NOISE BEING struggling to survive in he11stone, England.

Photograph by
Julia Bauer
for Tempting Failure, 2016

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