13 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2015’s Field Recordings, the Bang on a Can All-Stars invited composers to explore new and old recorded snippets of everyday sounds or scraps of melody, and write music in response. More Field Recordings takes the idea further with works of a more visceral, experimental style—small riots of quirky innovation. Gabriella Smith’s “Panitao” imitates bird calls, while Nico Muhly’s “Comfortable Cruising Altitude” juxtaposes plane-engine noise, ambient chitchat, and a crying baby with ensemble music that grows intimately immersive. Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “Fields,” meanwhile, blends sinister footsteps and knocking with a stunning palette of fractured musical phrases.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

In 2015’s Field Recordings, the Bang on a Can All-Stars invited composers to explore new and old recorded snippets of everyday sounds or scraps of melody, and write music in response. More Field Recordings takes the idea further with works of a more visceral, experimental style—small riots of quirky innovation. Gabriella Smith’s “Panitao” imitates bird calls, while Nico Muhly’s “Comfortable Cruising Altitude” juxtaposes plane-engine noise, ambient chitchat, and a crying baby with ensemble music that grows intimately immersive. Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “Fields,” meanwhile, blends sinister footsteps and knocking with a stunning palette of fractured musical phrases.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

another round of bangers

phill glazz

Bang on a Can's first volume of "Field Recordings" was massive. with tracks like Todd Reynolds' "Seven Sundays" and Johan Johansson's "Hz". The All-Stars do it again in "More Field Recordings", with a double-disc batch of 13 new composers contributing hybrid blends of recorded sound and expert notated composition. Contributions from Ben Frost and Dan Deacon keep it energetic, and tracks from Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Richard Reed Parry keep it vibey. A must for all experimental sound lovers.

Great Continuation of Field Recordings Project

aaronlovestacos

Wonderful continuation of the Field Recordings project. It features a diverse set of composers and a killer performance by the All-Stars.

excellent addition to field recordings

Murphy_Adams

The Bang on a Can All-Stars have done it again. I was a huge fan of the original Field Recordings album, and this new album is a perfect addition to the repertoire. With hits from a number of awesome composers, this whole collection is a must-listen for sure. Amazing job.

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