Articles
2010 Artist Picks
Francesco Tristano

Albums
36
Access To Arasaka
Aeroplane Trio
Christian Albrechsten
Gilles Aubry
Andreas Bick
Wil Bolton
Caroline
Chaim
Scott Cortez
Dead Voices On Air
Margaret Dygas
F. Gerard Errante
Seren Ffordd
Field Rotation
Marcus Fischer
The Ghost of 29 Megacycles
Tania Gill
Gord Grdina Trio
Herion
Hummingbird
Ironomi
Yoshio Machida
Machinefabriek / Liondialer
Phil Manley
Matta
Mem1
me:mo
Miko
Momus
Moshimoss
Roger O'Donnell
orchestramaxfieldparrish
Cédric Peyronnet
Resoe
Danny Saul
Dirk Serries
Shedding
Clive Tanaka y su orquesta
Robert Scott Thompson
Two People In A Room
Undermathic
Wires Under Tension
Clive Wright

Compilations
Joachim Spieth Selected 6
Playing with Words
Reconstruction of Fives
20 Centuries Stony Sleep

EPs
Balmorhea
Clara Moto
d_rradio
Deepgroove
Kyle Bobby Dunn
Fear Falls Burning
Hammock
ptr1
Quiroga
Sawako

DVD
Playing with Words - Live

Cédric Peyronnet: kdi dctb 146 [e]
Gruenrekorder

Issued in a silver case as part of Gruenrekorder's Field Recording Series, kdi dctb 146 [e] is a fifty-five-minute single-track work by sound artist Cédric Peyronnet. Though originally composed as four-channel piece, it's still effective when heard in the recording's standard stereo format. The work in question is the product of three years of sound recording in and around the Taurion river valley in France that allows the listener to vicariously experience the location. Natural sounds appear throughout, starting with an overhead plane, then birds chirps, cricket sounds, and buzzing flies, butŚmore than anything elseŚwater, with some variations of it surfacing as burbling river sounds, drizzling rain, and crashing waves. During one peaceful interlude, a cow's moo is heard in the distance until a river plunge wipes out any trace of above-surface sounds and replaces it with the aggressive churn of water. Loud and quiet passages alternate, with traffic noise, bird caws, and fire crackle emerging during one particularly evocative section. One could create for oneself a soundwalk from the provided materials, so vivid and plentiful are the sounds presented. In doing so, one could imagine oneself cruising down the river in a little boat, taking in the sights and sounds on the adjoining banks whilst occasionally escaping from the heat with a brief plunge and later bracing oneself for the deluge of an oncoming rainstorm.

January 2011