Post-Rock - Electronica - Noise

Cities and Memory - Sounds of the Year 2017

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Release Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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  1. Stephanie Merchak - The beautiful Wall of China (Shanhaiguan, China) 03:47    
  2. Tramonto nella Città Bianca (Ostuni, Italy) 03:31    
  3. Gavin Morrow - Looped Bazaar (Bukhara, Uzbekistan) 07:52    
  4. Karhide - December in Molokodi (Botswana) 02:52    
  5. Richard Watts - Drops (Tierra del Fuego, Argentina) 03:29    
  6. Adrian Williams - Bremen Blur (Bremen, Germany) 03:34    
  7. Alan Bleay - A mechanical battle (Potosí, Bolivia) 02:35    
  8. Cities and Memory & Mark Baker - What Dubai is built on (United Arab Emirates) 05:53    
  9. Jeff Dungfelder - The Shaman (Ecuador) 05:00    
  10. Birds inside the Pantheon (Rome, Italy) 03:04    
  11. Warren Daly - Celestial falcon calls (Tash Rabat, Kyrgyzstan) 03:11    
  12. The four-year wait (London, UK) 17:14    

The latest in the Cities and Memory "sounds of the year" album series, presenting the finest field recordings recomposed into new pieces by artists around the world. 

Travelling across the world from Argentina and Ecuador to China and the UAE, these twelve reimagined places, creating a reimagined sound world using field recordings as source material. 

Each is a reimagined, remixed version of a field recording - in each case, the location of the original field recording is in brackets after the piece title. 

The source field recordings for each track are also included as bonus tracks with the album so you can explore both sound worlds.

released December 14, 2017