The following mix was inspired by two field recordings made by Chris Watson for a CD called ‘The Sea Ice Border’ which featured in Corridors8 #2 Visual Art & Writing [Annual 2011]. It comprises of two recordings: 89 24 N Below and 89 24 N Above. Both feature in the mix at the beginning and end. The music in between was chosen based on the feel of those sounds.
Chris Watson – The Sea Ice Border – 89 24 N Below (extract)
Aaron Martin – Water Tongue
Lüüp – Horse Heart
Gudrid Hansdottir – Meditations On Salt
Brendan Trinkle – Strangers
Sigur Rós – Von
Mount Eerie – O My Heart
Jon Hopkins – The Wider Sun
Trespassers William – And We Lean In
Erik Enocksson – The joy of D.H. Lawrence
Esmerine – And They Left No Footprints In The Dust Behind Them
godspeed you! black emperor – The Dead Flag Blues (Extract)
Chris Watson – 89 24 N Above (Extract)
Chris Watson Bio:
Chris Watson was born in Sheffield where he attended Rowlinson School and Stannington College (now part of Sheffield College). In 1971 he was a founding member of the influential Sheffield-based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world. As a freelance recordist for film, tv & radio, Chris Watson specialises in natural history and documentary location sound together with track assembly and sound design in post production.
His album ‘Waether Report (2003) was named as one of the Guardian’s ‘1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die’.