A couple of days ago, I discovered the work of “radical sound” artist Dave Phillips. He has been active for a long time, so I’m sure he is known already to folks here.
Drawn as I am to pretty much anything involving arthropods, I clicked on it for the artwork. But this release really exceeded my expectations: it’s simply a mix of untreated field recordings, by the sound of it not only featuring insects but many other tropical Thailand fauna sounding the rainforest.
But there’s something extremely intense about this audio. The insects rack up quite a cacophany at times, but it also seems to have been produced as if it were a noise album. Exciting stuff.