Boomkat Product Review:
*Limited edition white label* Sound artist Jana Winderen follows the icy, Nordic themes of Biosphere, BJ Nilsen and The Sight Below on Touch's Tone 45 white label series with two recordings made for installations. Regarded within the same calibre as field recording notables Chris Watson or Francisco Lopez, Jana "...specializes in recordings where the source is hidden and mysterious", capturing vividly evocative sounds from nature and augmenting them until they resemble something scarier, more intriguing and otherworldly than perhaps nature intended. The A-side 'Scuttling Around in the Shallows' is from the quadrophonic installation of the same name showed at Galerie B-312, Montreal, Canada 8th January - 5th February 2011. Myriad watery textures crash, prickle, wash and trickle across the stereo field with dynamic range and intensities, seemingly changing states before your ears to conclude with more nocturnal sounds. The longer B-side 'Drying Out in The Sun' is from a four-speaker outdoor public installation at "Starfield Simulation #36", Scaniaparken in Malmö, Sweden, 4th September - 2nd October 2011. This piece reminds us strongly of works by Thomas Köner and Jim Haynes, juxtaposing bleak, perilous subaquatic ambient pressure with crystallising surface textures. This is probably our favourite in the series so far.