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Flies in the face of all we hold, Dear

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Section from a sound piece created to accompany the I Slug art installation at Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable. This track is almost entirely made up of field recordings of flies, bees, ants and mosquitos (used straight and treated).

The intention here is to provide a kind of dark ambience to the installation (however different sections of the piece are lighter in tone in order to give a variety of atmospheres and affect the perceptions of the exhibition's audience). This piece builds slowly and has a strange unearthly choral effect towards the end.
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Uploaded: Aug 10, 2006 - 09:52:40 AM
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Morning Light said 4791 days ago (August 11th, 2006)
It is great to sit back and listen without the threat of attack:).... this is very
creative, title is great, and i love it..... it is very indearing that you have
made a very otherworldly-ness sound and have let these creatures sing
for you....... I would like to know what kind of sound an ant makes....?
Anyway, you all have done a great job, and I admire your attention to the
smallest of us. The NightBird;)
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Stunt Kabbage said 4789 days ago (August 13th, 2006)
Nightbird - thanks for being brave enough to listen! And thanks for your
comments - I've done a number of pieces in a similar vein for the I Slug
exhibition and they've really altered the intensity with which I listen to the
sounds around me.

Things that go bump, bink and bong in the night!
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Stun Nutz said 4787 days ago (August 15th, 2006)
ultra creepy and larger than life... this is what the post-nuclear landscape might sound like as inhabited by mutated bugs... the only survivors. I love how the sounds fill up the atmosphere... impressive.
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Stunt Kabbage said 4786 days ago (August 16th, 2006)
Many thanks - I still find this track kind of creepy tho' obviously I've heard it
loads. In the end I produced about 35 minutes of sound pieces for the I Slug art
installation and it's been a fascinating experience.


Things that go bump, bink and bong in the night!
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echoroom said 4741 days ago (September 30th, 2006)
Don't quite know what to say, this is so unique. It sounds amazing onmy
speakers, the stereo panning is great.

I feel an impending sense of doom.

un nerving and disquieting - a really original piece of art.

I'm keeping the lights on.

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Stunt Kabbage said 4722 days ago (October 19th, 2006)
It's great to know this had such a powerful effect on you. Yes you may well wish
to leave the lights on but I suspect that you haven't heard the creepiest track
from iSlug yet... when I post it, it'll make you want to have all your friends and
relatives around too!


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