December 26th, 2007

Quiet urban residential area in Tokyo at about 2 AM in the late summer (October, I think). You can hear far off traffic, some night insects and a drunk guy who came to close to my hidden mics to take a whiz. Excluding the peeing guy, quiet parts are perfect for looping (for ambient background sounds in video or audio works). The peeing guy might actually be useful, so I didn't cut it out. Faithfully recorded with a stereo mic pair placed at a 90 degree angle. The left-right balance was adjusted and the stereo field was expanded later to fix the lopsided sided flatness of the original recording. Other than that, the recording is unprocessed.


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    markystar 6 years, 10 months ago

    thanks for the kind words! and sorry for the late reply!

    the drunk got home i suppose. i just ended the recording too soon in editing, i suppose. hahaha.

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    nsp 8 years, 2 months ago

    This recording tells a wonderful little narrative doesn't it?! I'm left hanging on, wondering what happened to the drunk man afterwards (it sounds like he does not walk far away after having a piss).
    There are some amazing, very faint drones hidden in this cityscape recording.
    Excellent work!


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