"Listen... do you hear that?"
Today's high-speed, high-anxiety commercial-political-media culture besieges us daily with relentless noise and flimflammery. As my sweet, now-departed mother-in-law used to say, it's "crazy-making!"
"Shorelines and Logging Trails" is a collection of stereo sound portraits captured in quiet, remote locations across northern Minnesota. It's my small attempt to offer a measure of temporary relief from the madness. By it I hope to help ignite the profound human pleasure of slowing down, forgetting oneself and relishing the rich sonic tapestry of the created order in which we find ourselves -- sometimes dense and raucous, sometimes incredibly sparse.
This material won't grab you by the ankles and swing you around in circles the way you might expect from some of your favorite music. If you choose to listen, be prepared to "throttle yourself back" just a bit and allow these soundscape recordings to settle over you in their own good time. If you're able to do that, there's a pretty good chance that you might enjoy a rewarding listening experience.
Curt Olson, Audio Producer/Editor
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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(Last updated: January 13, 2014)
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