Mar 02, 2019, 12:20 PM

Rush hour in Kingston, Jamaica reimagined by Cities and Memory.

"What stood out from the original recording was the chaos of this busy part of Kingston - constant aggressive car horn honking and people shouting throughout the short clip. I wanted to take the elements of this chaotic, almost troubled soundscape and develop something meditative and reflective from it. 

"Sections of car horns - the most impatient elements of the sound - were stretched and effected to create the bed of the reimagined piece, which we've developed into a homage to the meditative analogue sounds of pioneers like Laurie Spiegel, allowing a sound based in busy-ness and impatience to become a symbol of reflection and calm."