Kate Carr's audio survey of a mountain in Velez Blanco, in Southern Spain, saw her climbing the heights every day for two weeks. This investigation offers a magical and subtle window to the environment, atmospheric sound mixing with ghostly drones and textures, and is presented as a tape on Flaming Pines.
8/10 Jamie Staff review, 14 November 2017
Kate Carr continues her work exploring and mapping geographies to their relationships with people, through the medium of sound. The sounds, on ‘From A Wind Turbine To Vultures (And Back), were procured by Kate when she was up a mountain in Southern Spain. This is the audio survey undertaken by her when climbing the rainy, slippery mountain slopes in the freezing mud of Winter in Velez Blanco -- which she climbed and descended every day for two weeks! There's dedication to your art.
Howling winds, barking dogs, the rustle of low-level vegetation all mix with a slowly creeping ambience of field recordings and electronic manipulation. There’s the crackle of thunder -- a pattering of raindrops on thin soil and rocks -- the wind-muffled, distant twitter of birds... It’s a very tense but fascinating listen. It’s amazing how these sounds can transport you to this totally real, very remote but imaginable place, conjurable in the mind with the aid of this cassette. A tape presented on Kate’s Flaming Pines label, accompanied by artwork she drew on the ten recording locations: base to summit and back.
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