Tags : | Ambient | 2.66 MB

Description : there is no Observer, nothing is being observed. There is only the effortless observation itself happening spontaneously moment by moment... I recorded this today late afternoon using a pair of RodeNT55 microphones. Just a compilation of background sounds from the place where I live - a rural countryside. Wanted to capture only birds this time but you can hear also the cars and other sounds. I coloured the recording by adding a mixer reverb effect.

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  1. Burtsbluesboxes
    Burtsbluesboxes on Sat 16th May 2015 - 5 years ago

    Guess my comment on you other track was better suited here :O Fascinating concept, composing strictly with the sounds of our enviroment! :p The course I took was on Coursera. I remember reading a book on The Grateful Dead, What a long strange trip, and they talked about how they could hear music in everything, like the sound of the tire as they traveled down the highway, the hum of the motor.... If you listen long enough everything begins to have a musical pattern. This is eerie hahaha Awesome! Keep experimenting!

  2. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Tue 5th May 2015 - 5 years ago

    Very engaging recordings and use of them! The quality of sound you captured seems very good. I too have been experimenting with field recording, and it can be very enjoyable. Sounds like a nice place where you live! Sometimes my in studio mic recordings end up sounding like a field recording even if that's not what I'm trying to record, ha ha! Pleasing to hear this morning, thank you for sharing! Fave!

    Reply by promenade2239

    hey! Thanks a lot for listening to this one and friendly words. It's much appreciated!
    This is a quite specific region I live - eastern Poland. You might even hear very characteristic storks in the background haha (and tractors working lol).
    Anyway these new Rode mics are truly great - I intend to record the church organ this week as we are just about finishing our current organ restoration project (the instrument has to be properly tuned first - that's the final stage). I even constructed special tripod (in a rough version) to place the mics about 6m high to capture the organ sound properly. For now I will be experimenting with all this only for the purpose of documentation of the organ sound (as this is an old, historical object).

    I will need more time to record properly my old upright piano (I own also several old harmoniums but they are partly playable for now) using Rode mics as they come also with changable directional capsules. Soon or later I will post more live recordings and works like this one!

    But now it's almost 5PM in here and I just arrived home...

    Thank you again for some good words and for the fave!

    Best to you,

  3. Oceanically
    Oceanically on Fri 1st May 2015 - 5 years ago

    Wow! this is one great track. It doesn't always need to be music. Soundscapes are equally very interesting to listen to. I agree with Eyedye. There is something eerie about it. This reminds me of when you're about to blackout and the whole world is going in slow-motion and everything around is slowing down and becoming fuzzy. :)

    Reply by promenade2239

    hey Ocean,

    I am sorry for long delay in replying on this one!

    I created that slow-motion effect by appliying a long reverb to the recording (in a real time) - it gave that additional depth to all these very common late afternoon sounds from here.

    I really wanted to capture that very natural ambiance but for some reason there was a great amount of people driving their cars at that particular moment.

    Thank you for reviewing this one.

    Best, A.

  4. lowmusik
    lowmusik on Thu 30th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    i really like this

  5. joecramer
    joecramer on Thu 30th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    strange natural darkness.
    just waiting for a dark deep bass.
    one might think there comes crawling something evil.
    I like that very well. and it sounding so clean. well observed

    The reverb work is realy great. It fits so well and changed all into something "made".

    nice one

    stay tuned

    Reply by promenade2239

    thank you so much Joe!

    truly these tractors and agricultural machines working distracted me from my real purpose of recording only the 'pure nature' sound. as well as people driving their cars!


    Anyway that's what was happening then and I am happy I could at least run my new recording equipment properly working anyway...

    I appreciate your nice comments on this one!

    Best to you,


  6. LilEmolyte
    LilEmolyte on Mon 27th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    Very eerie in the beginning honestly, but I like it. Not something that I hear on here everyday. Nice work :)

    Reply by promenade2239

    Thank you Eyedye for your nice comment.

    simply testing out my new equipment this time. I will record the real instruments using this setting soon.

    Really good to hear the nice words from you,

    Best, A.

  7. centralsdev
    centralsdev on Sun 26th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    hey you should do some more of this. then we could work together on effect?

    Reply by promenade2239

    there's enough 'effect' on this.

  8. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Sun 26th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    I`m a fan of Rode mics...use them a lot...I have often thought it would be fun to take a pair of mics & portable recorder out to some of my favf country/wilderness places and do some recording...so can appreciate what I think you had in mind here....the cars (with the reverb) do add a darker sound that overcomes some of those more natural sounds,...but I guess that is the real world....interesting promenade...good for you...Ed

    Reply by promenade2239

    Thank you a lot Ed.

    Basically I bought those microphones to record church organ but they have also a directional capsules so I can record other instruments as well, maybe I will try them for my old upright piano soon...
    Still I need more time to get more seriously into the music and the proper recording process. For now my actual 'real life' is still far too demanding and sadly there's quite limited time for music.

    Thanks again for the nice words and some interesting input on the equipment used here. As always it is much appreciated.

    Best Greetings from Poland:) Alex

  9. Cybertooth
    Cybertooth on Mon 20th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    at first i was like "whaaaaaaat?"
    then i got it and it was awesome.
    definitely experimental, probably why i like it.
    Feel like the cars added a nice warm drone underneath (Oh god were using cars on the highway as instruments now?)
    course it also gave it creepy undertones.
    but all in all, this is just. so. interesting. XD

  10. topvega
    topvega on Sun 19th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    Cool stuff....sounds trippy for sure.


  11. crucethus
    crucethus on Sun 19th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    Very experimental and almost sinister sounding with the reverb. Your entering John cage territory.

    Reply by promenade2239

    Thank you a lot Steve.

    I much appreciate your comment on this one! Yes, in a sense it's quite experimental track but I experimented only with that slight reverb addition - I had to use it because I think that basically all very common ambient/surrounding daily sounds definitely appear as quite boring to the 'average listener' (but in fact they are far too underrated - they always stay moment by moment unnoticed and constantly ignored by average audience). Therefore I love them even more!

    I believe that John Cage was somehow a very spititual guy, like Tarkovsky. His epic highway scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rswYl7RLRNE was a main inspiration for creating this recording.

    I really like your current green avatar by the way. I had a green version of mine's as well (but sadly lost it). Everything is really turning green now (in a good sense) haha.

    Thank you again and all the best greetings to you,


  12. centralsdev
    centralsdev on Sat 18th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    hey i got better sound now would you like some futures songs where you let me cut in this and use some effect i miss the track :P it pure happeyness. try listen to my track and lmk

    Reply by promenade2239

    firstly you must present something useful to be eligible for online collaboration meaning that you need simply to offer something good instead of keeping on 'try listen to my track' looperman spam comments.

    basically you are annoying but I do not mind.

    again: post a complete track/song

  13. XyIlent
    XyIlent on Fri 17th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    this is cool man, something a little different. You've let people download, would it be cool to have this in the background of one of my songs for ambiance and add a bit of character? If not thats cool man :D

    BTW at 1.00 it sounds like a horror movie! haha sounds like its straight out of the Alien movies... id check your back yard for an Xenomorph... just sayin' haha :P

    Reply by promenade2239

    haha thanks:)
    I am happy that you liked the strangeness in the recording. Just trying my new equipment in here.

    And yes, feel absolutely free to use it - sample it and transfom.

    I said 'that's not cool' to centralsdev because yesterday he has uploaded a snippet of my recording without any significant changes, as if it was he's original production.

    My inspiration here was dark ambient music by Rich/Lustmord


    Again thanks for some good words.

  14. centralsdev
    centralsdev on Fri 17th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    try listen to my track it the same as this nothing chnage.

    Reply by promenade2239

    yes this is pretty much the same. you just uploaded a fragment of my recording without giving me credits. that's not cool.

    I suggest you to post a link to the original sound source every time when using others work.

    and again: try to produce full song sometime, with proper ending and structure. Try harder.

    this recording was about 20 min long. notice how gently I faded in/out this snippet. Also I do not get your point on hall reverb. There's already a huge reverb added to my recording.

  15. centralsdev
    centralsdev on Fri 17th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    why you taking this as something negative? if dont belive me can i put a snipt of yours track in front of my?

    Reply by promenade2239

    feel free to use this one - it is free to use anyway.

  16. Diskonnect
    Diskonnect on Fri 17th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    Pretty trippy stuff man, it's cool how you made it out of real world recordings instead of just samples too! Nice!

    Reply by promenade2239

    thanks a lot for your comment. but wait... the sounds of the real world become samples the very moment they are registered. so basically they are samples too...

    Just my poor philosoph haha

    Glad you liked it! Thanks again:)

  17. centralsdev
    centralsdev on Fri 17th Apr 2015 - 5 years ago

    get some more hall on it and turn all the way up

    Reply by promenade2239

    as I said learn from the older recordings, not from the looperman members (but you can also do that if you want)

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