Weather Report by Chris Watson - Touch [TO47] FLAC download included with physical items

Weather Report

A 3 track video game soundtracks single (54m 11s) — released June 23rd 2003 on Touch

The weather has created and shaped all our habitats. Clearly it also has a profound and dynamic effect upon our lives and that of other animals. The three locations featured here all have moods and characters which are made tangible by the elements, and these periodic events are represented within by a form of time compression. This is Chris's first foray into composition using his location recordings of wildlife and habitats - previously he has been concerned with describing and revealing the special atmosphere of a place by site specific, untreated location recordings. For the first time here he constructs collages of sounds, which evolve from a series of recordings made at the specific locations over varying periods of time.'

"?.cinema for the ears??" - Pete Marsh BBC website

Birdsong and other animal noises are heard through the general ambience, but rarely in the foreground. Watson's disc is less like "music" that Rose's [the previously reviewed CD - ed.], but has a calmness and improvised pace that makes it more repeatable that the latter's scraping and clanging?" - John L. Walters The Guardian

"There aren't that many artists that you can say their work drones on endlessly and mean it as a sincere compliment. ?this double CD sustains your interest despite a total absence of melody and rhythm. The tones generated by piano, bass and woodwind change almost imperceptibly over the course of each track, generated a remarkable emotional impact 4/5" - Tom Mugridge Muzik

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