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Field Recording and Fox Spirits

David Toop

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1.1
Fox Spirits
David Toop
36:40
1.2
Wasp, recorded in Somerset, c. 1971
David Toop
0:53
1.3
Rain In the Face, long flute and frame drum, c. 1973 or 74
David Toop
1:31
1.4
Conversation with Syd Senior, 1979
David Toop
3:20
1.5
Beijing sounds, recorded March 2005
David Toop
11:19
1.6
Rain In the Face, “Do the Bathosphere”, c. 1974
David Toop
2:55
1.7
Conversation with Derek Bailey, February 2003
David Toop
5:03
1.8
Flute Orchestra, 20.8.1972
David Toop
2:54
1.9
Chiang Mai, Thailand, blind group playing in the street.
David Toop
1:12
1.10
David Toop solo, Iklectik, London, 2017
David Toop
17:10
1.11
Conversation with Annabel Nicolson, c. 1992
David Toop
2:44
1.12
Rain In the Face, prepared guitar, drums, two-string fiddle, c. 1974
David Toop
5:56
1.13
Sheep Wind Fence Flute, recorded on Dartmoor, 1971
David Toop
3:40
1.14
Chiang Mai bell rhythm and tuk tuk
David Toop
0:42
1.15
Conversation with Ornette Coleman, 13.9.1995
David Toop
4:35
1.16
Ano Syros bells, Greece, 2018
David Toop
1:25
1.17
Rain In the Face, ghost flute and cymbal, 1973
David Toop
2:19
1.18
Night frogs, La Sabana, Venezuela, 1978
David Toop
8:13
1.19
Juliette Toop, “You Know That You and I”, circa 1995
David Toop
1:30
Total Playing Time    1:54:01
A collection of personal recordings, spanning live performance, field recordings and interview snippets, from former Flying Lizards member and author David Toop. "What are field recordings? 'My memory is not what it used to be, David,' my grandfather, Syd Senior, said to me as we huddled round a fireplace in 1979. Thanks to a cassette tape I have the memory of his gradual loss of memory, hearing him speak of Queen Victoria’s funeral and the severity of patriotism back in those old days, 1901. Syd Senior is long dead, no longer part of the field of living relations but still within the field of memories that can be revived by technology, albeit an old one that squeaks like a mouse, hisses like a cat. Where is the field? The field is populated by all the ravishing, painful, poignant, nondescript moments of remembered life. Field recordings forget, just as memories forget. My recording of Ornette Coleman forgets that he fell asleep as we were talking together. I sat quietly, waiting for him to wake; the tape machine continued its work, oblivious." - David Toop
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Room 40 Studio Masters

Tracks 5, 7, 9, 14 – contains material which has been processed by a perceptual audio coding algorithm

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