Alexis Madrigal on his quest to find the first recordings of the urban soundscape:
Could I go back a hundred years and listen to New York or Paris?
When it comes to film, you can see all kinds of old places. Sometimes even in high resolution, thanks to the work of archivists like Rick and Megan Prelinger. These films are incredibly important records for historians and citizens alike. They give us eyes in the past.
There’s an amazing film sequence of San Francisco in 1905. A camera was placed on a streetcar and driven down Market Street, the diagonal that cuts through the city’s core. Pedestrians, cars, carts, horses, the whole dizzying array of urban life before electricity and the automobile turned our cities inside-out. We recognize our buildings, but not our city. Similar recordings exist of most major cities.
I figured that there had to be similar documentation of the metropolitan soundscape, or any soundscape really.
The objective of this blog its to post music related with Ritual music, in traditional ethnic way or on Modern side, Ambient, Tribal, Drone, Field Recordings, Dungeon Synth etc. with a strong inspier in NATURE and is cycles.
There will be a predominance of Ritual Ambient music, a sub-genre of dark ambient.
Return to the Wasteland is now available as a digital download f- 50 cents per track, or $2.50 for the whole album. It’s being released on a Creative Commons license, so you will be allowed to share it freely.
You can also download a remastered edition of my first EP called Nightmare Lab for FREE.
Physical CD copies will be available for sale at the CD release party. I’ll perform live, along with Soup Purse and Cult of Zir. Details:
2628 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
I’ll also be playing at the Olympia Noise Festival: