by Soundwalk Collective


Soundwalk Collective’s approach to composition combines anthropology, ethnography, nonlinear narrative, psychogeography, the observation of nature, and explorations in recording and synthesis. The source material of their works is always linked to specific locations, both natural and artificial, and their process requires long periods of investigative travel and fieldwork. Transmissions merges four previously unreleased studio compositions by the New York and Berlin-based group of artist-musicians: Bessarabia, Empty Quarter, Medea, and Ulysses Syndrome. These are the result of extensive journeys undertaken to locate and de-locate landscapes and to record hertzian frequencies in the Mediterranean basin, the Black Sea, the Rub’ Al-khali desert, and the region once known as Bessarabia. Radio interceptions, fragments of voices, singing sands, shortwave transmissions, archival recordings, vanished worlds, chaotic harmonies, daunting moments of confusion, audible entropy, elation, and an endless search for beauty—whatever it means—descend into chaos.

All music composed and produced by Soundwalk Collective (Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, Kamran Sadeghi); Mixed by: Kamran Sadeghi; Mastering: Stefan Betke at ~Scape Mastering, Berlin

Special Thanks: Dischi Fantom, Fondazione Marevivo, Centropa Foundation, the French Institute Alliance Français

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