Boomkat Product Review:
For listeners with good attention spans and sensitive ears, Brian Grainger’s ‘Location’ is a must. Barely anything “happens”, but it’s a total pleasure slipping off into 2hr 17mins of liminal white noise, periodically waking up and wondering if you left a tap on or if the neighbour is jet washing their car 100m down the road at 5am. Seriously, we did that, and liked it
“Location is a composite recording, assembled via two sparse and barely processed room recordings from both of my previous studios (Rolling Knoll and Botany Bay), bound together with a noise generator and a sleep-deprived, lazy handed improvisation on the Korg MS-20 analog synthesizer. Channeled live across just over two hours through an Alesis Quadraverb patched into the vintage circuits of a JVC KD-A11 cassette deck and rendered down to a very low volume via the ample EQ curves of my Peavey FX2x24 mixing board. The result is a discrete atmosphere of occasional movement in a vast pool of white noise and vaguely tonal suggestion - spaces transmuted into sound, transfigured for spaces.
NOTE: Like Ameliorator before it, Location is mastered at a quiet level, and it is recommended for playback on speakers/systems with a wide dynamic range, and headphones, preferably with noise cancelling capabilities.”