Dub Seal Excursion

Oct 14, 2018, 09:06 AM

Reimagined by Mike Rucinski.

"The original recording of the seals was quite chaotic, a little like a scene in a horror movie, but thankfully not in a bad way, and there were some key sounds that took my ear; the clearer grunts and evil chortling choruses. These were the sounds that would mostly inform my composition. There was a lot of background noise throughout the original recording, which did initially put me off track when deciding how to approach production of this piece. The angle i took was to create a space for the seals to live, outside of their original habitat; a new space with low bass, saturation, locked loop rhythms and enveloping delays, all in all combining what i liked about the original recording, with the addition of selected weather and woodland sounds from my own field recordings to accompany and embellish. Initially the vibe was ambient, but the feel was dark, so gradually more rhythmic content was created. I suppose this piece represents an moderately twisted immersive journey to seal-ville... Disney it is not!"

Part of the Sounding Nature project - for more information, see http://www.citiesandmemory.com/sounding-nature

Photo by Karen Lau on Unsplash