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Πέμπτη, 11 Ιουλίου 2013

THE ENORMOUS SPACE


One morning Mr. Ballantyne takes the tempting decision to stay inside his house. This is how one of the greatest and most popular J.G. Ballard short-stories begins. Through a suffocating dive into endless inner space, the psychological nightmare that follows reveals the fears of urban life and the dark sides of the human being. Seemingly, this short-story is unfolding in an uncomfortable and tense silence inside the walls of a house in a London suburb. Only few sounds are present and they are always distant and/or disturbing: the drone of a car engine, the rattling of the letter slot, the noise of the refrigerator, the air that blows through the open windows, the singing of the birds in the back garden. This compilation attempts to explore that intermittent space/silence.
In the last few months many musicians found this short-story in their mailbox, with the request to create fitting soundscapes for it, if they were willing to struggle with this harsh silence. Of course, they were free to create whatever they like. Most of them already knew and love J.G. Ballard’s work; others read the story and liked it – all of them found the idea alluring and challenging. Their correspondence varies from soundtracks for specific scenes and conveyance of feelings and atmosphere, to coverage of themes the story contains. We have tried to put the tracks in order to follow the development of the story – you can hear this compilation while reading it, before or afterwards. One thing is certain: when you read "The Enormous Space”, it will stick with you for a long, long time. We hope that this compilation can do the same.


T R A C K L I S T :

01. Expo '70 - "Primitive Crystallized Hemisphere"
02. Mordant Music - "Martinique or Mauritius"
03. Locust - "Carpenter's Interlude"
04. Alastair Galbraith - "A View To Endless Black"
05. Decimus - "The Letter Slot Rattles"
06. Troy Schafer - "Untitled"
07. Tom Carter & Barry Weisblat - "The Enormous Space"
08. Bridget Hayden - "Shipwrecked"
09. Call Back The Giants - "Cat Trap"
10. Migraine Inducers - "Sunset Gun / Smashed Milk"
11. Zaimph - "The Enormous Space"
12. Andrew Pekler - "Sustain"


The compilation is free and you can hear it here:
[BANDCAMP] - [FMA]
Or you can download it from:
[ZIPPYSHARE] - [MEDIAFIRE]

You can read and download the short-story HERE




Mastering by Emma Peel. Cover by McPan.

4 σχόλια:

  1. wow! είναι από τα αγαπημένα μου διηγήματα και μάλιστα την έχω μεταφράσει και στα ελληνικά σε ένα τόμο που συνόδευε την πρώτη αθηναϊκή Μπιενάλε. Θα προσπαθήσω να βρώ το αρχείο για να σάς το στείλω και θα ακούσω την συλλογή το Σ/Κ για να σας πω τις εντυπώσεις μου. Νάστε ακλά!

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  2. The is really wonderful. Thank you for the effort of putting this together.

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  4. Πραγματικά υπέροχο... μπράβο σας!

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