Sonic Encounters: Soundscapes from the Sounds Around Us
By Mark Mosher
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Original soundscapes from the sounds around us. Podcast notes at http://www.SonicEncounters.com.
||Clean014 Replicant's Lament||"Replicant's Lament" - Sonic Encounters Episode #…||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 Tonalities from Orbit #2||This is the Krell again. We are beaming a 2nd ton…||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 Tonalities from Orbit #1||This is the Krell. We are beaming tonalities to y…||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 Swarm of the Nanobots||The swarm of the Nanobots is approaching. This i…||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 I'm Completely Operational, and All My Circuits Are Functioning Perfectly||Episode 10 in the Sonic Encounters Podcast Series…||1/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 Take A Trip On The Train From Devil's Gate Depot||Ready to take a "trip" on the The Georgetown Loop…||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 Descent Into Ancient Ice Cave||Story This is the soundtrack of an expedition to…||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 When the Whales Take Back the Ocean||STORY As humans and their technology have evolved…||8/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 Irreversible Transcription Errors During Consciousness Transfer||"Welcome to transfer station 11203. Your consciou…||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 A Day In The Life Of A Krell Technician||Over 2,000 centuries ago – the Krell technicians …||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 Children of the Gods Find the Weather Machine||What happens when the children of the gods get a …||6/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 Metamorphosis Under The Chatham Light||This soundscape is the soundtrack to an imaginary…||8/16/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 And What Do the Trees Hear When the Wind Blows?||This song is an ambient sonic journey starting wi…||4/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Halloween Special - Rebroadcast of Live Halloween 2011 Radio.Electro-Music.com Concert||Get those headphones out - it's time for some cre…||10/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Goosebumps and Deep Breaths
I'm trying to restrain myself in writing this review as it'd be easy to come off sounding a bit hyperbolic... But these rich soundscape "stories" sincerely do thrill my senses...
The concept for Sonic Encounters (so far, and in my interpretation) is this... You read a short text (sometimes the title is enough) on the premise of the "story" before listening. Then you listen to a purely sonic piece of field recording morphed with music, electronic manipulation, and performance, and you're immediately transported via your own imagination's 3D projection of his premise. Mark's become a consummate sound artist. He creates powerful imagery and elicits surprisingly keen emotional response from the listener without being heavy-handed. His economy and value in precision is proof of his skill.
My favorite story so far is "Metamorphosis Under the Chatham Light". I get chills just thinking about it. My very close second is "And What Do Trees Hear When the Wind Blows". Read each premise before you listen. Or not. No matter, the pieces will creep into your consciousness and take up residence.