JOYFULTALK Replicates the Audio Experience of the Deep Jungle With Sampled Sewing Machines and Electronic Sound Processing on “Rare Earth”

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JOYFULTALK used sampled sewing machines as part of the soundscape for it’s song “Rare Earth,” a piece commissioned for the Everyseeker festival. But the effect with what sounds like sampled bird sound and processed beats is more like a prepared environment so that listening to the collage and amalgam of sounds is more akin to walking blindfolded into an indoor bird sanctuary designed to replicate an exotic environment with flowing water around as expressed by the aforementioned sewing machines. It somehow sounds like the tribute sequel to the more unusual sound experiments on Brian Eno and David Byrne’s album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. But no human voices. Jay Crocker and Johanna Hayes in recontextualizing the sounds to convey a deep sense of place but a place no one has actually been through such unconventional methods and samples brought together makes this not a song in any conventional sense but music in the realm of ambient and the broader spectrum of noise. Yet it doesn’t come off as random, or chaotic, but rather reflecting a sound experience you might have in a jungle or a bird sanctuary and because of the intentionality that had to go into its composition it is curiously soothing. Listen to “Rare Earth” on Bandcamp and follow JOYFULTALK at the links provided.

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