Fabulations provides an inner voyage, a cinematic experience for the ears and dreamily intuitive sonic meditations where flowing droning chords subtly communicate with detached, touching guitar resonances and sound art narratives.
Kate Carr is an Australian sound designer and experimental musician now located in Ireland. I’ve previously heard about her work and her name thanks to the Flaming Pines editions and radio air play on Sound Art FM. She offers here beautifully written minimalistic sound sculptures published on the independent label Soft Recordings (limited editions devoted to contemporary drone ambient music and chillingly cinematic electronics). This (December 2014) musical object is delivered in beautiful digipack artwork. In a delicate, sensitive and personal artistic way Kate Carr explores environmental recordings, map sounds and invites the listener to a reflective, contemplative exercise and to challenge his emotional receptivity about his familiar universe or specific locations.
These touching soundscaping miniatures confront the act of listening and an implicit approach to sound ecology. A corpus of compiled micro noises, empirical field recordings taken from a wide range of ordinary places around Europe are recontextualized and personalized in a poetical manner in gorgeously serene ambient textures. Fabulations provides an inner voyage, a cinematic experience for the ears and dreamily intuitive sonic meditations where flowing droning chords subtly communicate with detached, touching guitar resonances and sound art narratives. Warmly recommended for passionate followers of short form craft-based ambient music which mixes expressively dreamy acoustic tones and electronic experiments—almost anything from Soft corridors Records, Eilean rec, Hibernate, Flaming Pines, Wist rec et al.
Fabulations is available on Soft.