nuzic 44

▶ Yamatashi Yaskura – Yakuza


▶ Ryuichi Sakamoto – Disintegration – (Alva Noto Remodel)


▶ Four Tet – New Energy


▶ Daphni – Joli Mai


▶ Dub Syndicate – Boggled Minds Displaced Masters
(Boggled Minds” is a version to “10K At 0VU – 60 Hz – Mind Boggles!” from The Pounding System, itself an alternate version to the title track of Bim Sherman’s Across the Red Sea released in the same year.)




HISSandaROAR EDITIONS are long form, single take field recordings.

While HISSandaROAR Sound Libraries primary purpose is for use in soundtracks – films, TV, theatre, video games etc – EDITIONS are directly aimed towards listeners, specifically for use as:
• study or writing aid
• meditation or relaxation
• sleep aid for insomniacs
• for tinnitus sufferers
• a virtual holiday
• a traffic masker

When I need to focus & do some writing, I often find radio or music too distracting, but silence can also be distracting as it is so easily interrupted. For me, the ocean falls into that psychological middle ground of being present but also ignorable. And nothing makes me sleep better than staying in a beach house where I can hear the ocean.

EDITION 001 Palliser Bay was recorded at (surprise!) Palliser Bay, which is a location I have visited and recorded many times before, but never quite like this. I selected a part of the beach with an evocative swell and recorded for 90 minutes, using Sennheiser MKH8040 ORTF microphones and a Sound Devices 722T recorder.

Back in the studio I created four versions, each 60 minutes in duration:

1. Palliser Bay – waves close, 60 minutes duration
2. Palliser Bay – waves close, 60 minutes duration, slow fade starts at 30 minutes
3. Palliser Bay – waves distant, 60 minutes duration
4. Palliser Bay – waves distant, 60 minutes duration, slow fade starts at 30 minutes

The versions with fade outs are primarily intended for sleeping.

Each EDITION also comes with two 4k photos of the location (as per small version above), so you can use it as the desktop of your monitor or TV. Turn on the heater, hit play & zone out like you are virtually at Palliser Bay.

HISSandaROAR EDITION 001 Palliser Bay is now available at Bandcamp for US$5

I am slowly working towards an album release, and when I say slowly I mean there are glaciers receding faster than my progress… but some/any progress is better than none. And I am intensely interested in ‘the form of things’ and particularly interested in the form of my things, so this is a test, a low stakes, version 1 dry run for part of what might be. If there are shortcomings with a platform I do not want to discover them 2 weeks before my album is released…

Two HISSandaROAR Libraries Released

AMB013 CAVE AMBIENCES 14GB of multichannel Cave Ambiences is now released

FX003 ELECTRIC GOLF CART MiniFX Library is now released

Use coupon code ‘KANPAI’ for 33% discount, expires Oct 14

As per the HISSandaROAR Email, I leave soon for Japan and plan to record a library of INTERIOR Ambiences – stealth recording in museums, art galleries, bars, cafes, restaurants, train stations, shopping malls etc… But I am also open to requests, especially from owners of our JAPAN CITY Ambience Library, for example one element I will capture is close up recordings of pedestrian crossing signals – comment or email me if there is something you’d like me to try & capture? I am also aiming to record some Suikinkutsu, their acoustic resonance reminds me of my Mutable Instruments RINGS modules (or maybe that should be vice versa)



Detritus 436

▶ “Where you don’t score is as important as where you score. And almost more important.”


▶ essential project to support: Jaki Liebezeit: Life, Theory and Practice of a Master Drummer


▶ Andreas Tilliander and Brendon Moeller interview each other


▶ perfect mixer for a suitcase synth/pedal rig


▶ Dave Cole – The Music Box


▶ Ornithology I by Juan Fontanive


▶ Clouds of knotted sound by Ronald van der Meijs

via this excellent thread: mechanical sound sculptures



Took delivery of my APRA award today…

the cast fronds have very interesting pitch, contact mic & I shall bow & sample them!

Detritus 435

▶ “I was fascinated by the view of the paint flowing down the skin….” = beautiful! via


▶ The secret history of messages etched into records


▶ celebrity troll level: expert


▶ wow, amazing photos!! check out the winners from Scuba Diving Magazine 2017 Underwater photography competition – love reading the brief back story to each photo..


▶ Kyoka provides a tour of my favourite gallery: ICC Gallery, Tokyo (normally photos are not allowed in that gallery so this is a chance for some vicarious tourism)


▶ genius!!




nuzic 43

▶ Com Truise – Propagation


▶ Deepchord co-founder @mikeschommer presents “something to listen to with a coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in the other” – tracklist


▶ uon – ‘zlo’


▶ Ryuichi Sakamoto doco – Coda





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