Compositions by Lasse-Marc Riek of the Gruenrekorder label, created from field recordings of sounds in harbors, recorded between 1999 & 2007 in Finland's Bjorkoby and Ostero harbors, and in Germany in Wismar and Hamburg harbors, rich evocations of the sea.
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Label: Herbal International
Catalog ID: 1002
Squidco Product Code: 20795
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Unprocessed field recordings:Finland, Bjorkoby (1) / Ostero (8)Germany, Wismar (2) / Hamburg (3-7).
Lasse Marc Reik-field recordings
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1. Untitled 4:47
2. Untitled 4:30
3. Untitled 4:57
4. Untitled 2:02
5. Untitled 3:13
6. Untitled 7:05
7. Untitled 1:38
8. Untitled 3:59
sample the album:
"Somewhere between 1999 and 2007 Lasse-Marc Riek recorded sounds in harbors: Finland's Bjorkoby and Ostero and in Germany in Wismar and Hamburg. Presented here as eight individual pieces of sound. Unprocessed field recordings. Thirty-two minutes in total. As much as I dislike sailing, I like the sound of harbors, the smell of the sea, the wind. With today's summer rain and wind I could close my eyes and imagine to be in a harbour - at least for thirty two minutes.
Riek, also the owner of the Gruenrekorder label, recorded some excellent sounds in these various harbors. Rusty metal, moved by the irregularities of the sea, seagulls, and objects moved by water (like rubber objects, tires or some such) and curiously also a steam engine. Each piece is kept short and to the point, a precise edit out of a larger reality. Almost song like in structure.
If pure, unprocessed field recordings are your cup of tea, then this release by Lasse-Marc Riek is an excellent example of what it is. If you are new to the genre, this is a great way to step inside"-Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly
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