Boomkat Product Review:
Life-affirming field recordings of J-noise legend Junko (Hijokaidan) yelling for dear life on former no-man’s-land in the middle of a forest, recorded by Thomas Tilly and produced by Emanuele Carcano for Vent des Forets Art Centre in France.
Their Wild Protest is an ingenious method of commemorating what happened on that area of land, which was pivotal to both world wars. By placing Junko’s possessed shrieks of freedom and revolt amidst a scene rich in the natural detail of bird song and the distant sound of planes overhead - replete with GPS coordinates in case you want to clock them on Google Maps - they collide and invert worlds to present wild, free recordings that arguably might have never been made if things had gone the other way in the 20th century.
Seriously, imagine a world where records that sound like a radgy yelling at pals in the park weren’t allowed. Unimaginable, eh? Thanks-be for this slice of madness, then?!