The Signal and Noise playlist is now complete. Comprising of 50 short excerpts of sound and music, the collection brings together a wide range of material recorded in the UK, Japan and Indonesia from the period 2002 up to 2016.
One of my personal favourites is North India Bells from 2008. A montage of bells recorded at different times, in different locations across North India. The ringing of bells together with the incessant noise of traffic - these are my two lasting sound memories of the subcontinent. Other field recording highlights include gamelan recordings made in Java and Bali (particularly the Mangkunegaran Karawitan excerpt) as well as a few interesting sounds from the Japanese countryside and urban environments. Various textures falling under the vague descriptive tag 'ambient' or 'drones' pepper the playlist. Of these pieces Sputnik , Tokai  and Theme for Mysterious Semblance  seem to provide floaty musical respite, lieing somewhere in the domain of Brian Eno or William Basinski. While 'noise' favourites of mine would be the Xenakis-inspired Concret Sferics  piece (here in its 2-minute entirety), Merzinvaders  and the rather simple refrain of Metal on Turntable .