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Bilocation 1: Sound Montage 5.1 Surround Sound Disc

£45.00

Bilocation 1: Sound Montage 5.1 Surround Sound Disc

This album is a single continuous track blending together a wide and varied range of binaural audio recordings of nature, local musical sounds and singing from various cultures around the world, blended in with urban environments and specially composed music.

£45.00

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Only a few hundred copies of Bilocation 5.1 were released in 2006, and it quickly developed a cult following. It was thought to have sold out many years ago, with copies changing hands for ridiculous amounts of money. However, a box of 50 discs from 2006 has just been discovered in the back of our store! We are selling them at £45 a copy while stocks last.

This album is a single continuous track blending together a wide and varied range of binaural audio recordings of nature, local musical sounds and singing from various cultures around the world, blended in with urban environments and specially composed music. Take this sonic journey to faraway lands – bump along in a steam train, gallop through a forest, jump on a carnival ride, chill out in a circle of didgeridoos at Glastonbury Festival and many more! A stunning audio journey that must be experienced…this is unlike anything you’ve ever encountered.

“Bilocation 1 is a forty minute Aural Collage…creative musical and sonic compositions as well as blended ambient and natural recordings….I would call this a well-constructed sonic journey…it is almost a round-the-world trip on a disc, but one might not know the geographical limitation from a listen, as there are many unique sonic sources here.

Some of the sonic delicacies herein include the requisite thunder (some at quite close range), vocal overtones, E-Bowed guitars, a Roland SH101 synthesizer, fireworks, a horse called George galloping up a hill called the Rifle Butts in Epping Forest, motorbikes whizzing around the Wall of Death fairground attraction, 30 didgeridoo players at the Glastonbury Festival contrasted against a Karnatic folk group in a park in Bijapur India playing Double Clarinets (each about 5’ long), a steam train near Tanjore India, a funny little kid on a fair ride, and some processed sitar for good measure.

Each of these is either accurately captured as a surround image or placed creatively in the surround space…sound sources do not tend to be isolated as one might hear on an effects record, but rather blended creatively to form an impression. Part of Steve’s mission seems to be to document unique sonic spaces such as a dome called the Golgumbaz in Bijapur, Karnataka, India and the Great Temple in Madurai, South India. There are also church spaces in England. Another technique Steve uses…is to take captured sound and reproduce it within a new sonic space with some added movement to create more of an ambient surround effect…many of the movements include ambient musical interludes which tend to be meditative and not percussive. Bilocation 1…is a thoughtful composition, and I found it enjoyable through repeated listenings.” – Ken, USA

Released 2004

Running Time: 40 minutes

THIS PRODUCT WILL ONLY PLAY ON A 5.1 OR HIGHER SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM – IT WILL NOT PLAY ON A REGULAR STEREO SYSTEM. Please purchase the binaural stereo digital download for use in normal stereo systems by clicking here

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