For Wings That Seldom Sleep

by Jonathan Benham & Christopher McFall

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1.
I 10:00
2.
II 05:09
3.
III 07:09
4.
IV 10:43

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"The four parts of this tempestuous nocturnal journey, take us through rain soaked labyrinthine streets and alleyways of a shadowy metropolis from a very small perspective of a fly or a moth."

Most of Jonathan Benham's sound sources were digitally recorded, but in a few instances analog tape was used. He employs a variety of recording techniques and utilizes standard microphones, his own custom built contact microphones, as well as a device he made to capture the otherwise unheard electromagnetic frequencies which are ever present in our environment. Often, he effects and alters sound produced within a physical environment during the recording process by funneling it through different devices he has designed and built. Jonathan creates experimental musical instruments and other sound generating devices that are often used in his recordings. Some
of the sound sources in this latest collaboration with Christopher McFall feature a number of these devices as they directly interact with wind, rain and sleet in their natural environments.

Christopher McFall is a sound artist working out of Kansas City, USA. His primary methods of working involve the use of computer-based
programming techniques, which are applied to art of processing sounds from treated analog field recordings and then re-combining them in a multi-track format. The main motivation behind Christopher's workings revolve around the desire to manipulate / engineer recorded aspects of the macroscopic world around him into composite sound-based musical compositions.

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released January 1, 2008

Cover art: Jonathan Benham.
Cover design: Dale Lloyd

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