Winter Forest Drones

by Photophob

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First Drone 08:40


This is the ambient side of Photophob, don't expect to find any breakbeats or glitch. This is a full ambient & drone album, again.


The sound of snow.
Could air through leafless branches.
The analogue buzz of tape recordings, hovering between snowy trees.

Photophob spent some time recording the sounds of a winter forest and used them as basis for 6 ambient/drone tracks, strictly following the workflow below:

Step #1: record analogue synth sounds on cassette tape (using only vintage equipment from the 70ies to 90ies) *

Step #2: play back these sounds in a winter forest (using a vintage tape recorder from the 60ies) **

Step #3: re-record these sounds together with the winter forest ambience (using state-of-the-art field recording equipment) ***

Step #4: edit, process and manipulate these field recordings at will. ****

* Elektronika EM-25, KORG EX-800, Waldorf miniWORKS 4pole, LXP-5, inKel MX-1100, Radionette CD 500 Stereo
** Philips EL-3302
*** Sony PCM-D50 CED, Sennheiser HD-25 SP II, Audio-Technika AT8022
**** Steinberg Cubase 7, Native Instruments Komplete 9, Togu Audioline VSTs

All recordings, editing, production, photos and artwork done by Herwig Holzmann in early 2013.


released April 1, 2015


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