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Any new transmission from sound recordist Chris Watson is pretty much essential, and this special short-form drop doesn't disappoint.
"The Drinking Boy" was put together as a soundtrack to 19th century British painter John Constable's "The Cornfield", which Constable referred to as "The Drinking Boy". Watson proposed this piece as a comment on noise pollution, which when Constable painted the picture had not yet reached rural Suffolk. We can hear expertly recorded birdsong, the faint trickle of a stream and the hum of wind in the distance, all balanced into a piece of sound art that is as evocative and alluring as the painting itself.