The Spiritual Hymn of A Broken Pipe in Devon

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Duality Field #1 by Laica

LOCATION: DEVON

Electronic artist Laica specialises in dark, broken techno and brooding industrial atmospheres. A recent piece, Environs, pushed the field recordings to the fore and eroded the beats and pulses, until the whole piece evoked the sort of fevered dream you’d have if you fell asleep on the beach by Dungeness power station.

Duality Field  #1 is the first in a series of treated sound recordings. Laica tells the story:

“On a recent holiday I took my mic out one morning to see if I could find any interesting sounds, I came across an old broken pipe leading down into the sea and just put my mic into it, the sound I heard back was this great drone created by the waves changing the air pressure in the old pipe, this track is made from two recordings i made, one from each end of the pipe, each recording is panned slightly to the left or right and the whole thing has then been stretched using Paul Stretch.”

The result is a spiritual hymn to our broken pipe dreams.

Here is an exclusive picture of the pipe in situ, as sent to me by the man himself…

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Intriguingly, near the pipe Laica found stones arranged in geometric patterns. Someone else obviously recognised the spiritual significance of this site.

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For more music by Laica, check out:

Bandcamp page here.

Soundcloud page here.

 

 

 

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