Ambient swimming pool

Next on the ambience recording list was an environment with large pipes (when you see the film you will see why) & a few emails later we were off to Kilbirnie Pool

First stop was the subterraneum filtration room pictured below, which sounded noisy & industrial – have a listen:
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Right beside the filtration room was a cupboard with a number of small rhythmic pumps doing god knows what, but they made an intriguing sound!

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To access these places we had to walk along these amazingly cinematic corridors lined with gurgling pipes – straight out of that great Terry Gilliam movie Brazil
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I have recorded liquid through pipes with my contact mic before, but they have always been metal pipes & the results have been somewhat subdued whereas these pipes sounded amazing! Does that mean plastic transmits sonic vibrations better than metal? I shall ask google and/or the physics hypertextbook sometime…

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