I am still researching the mid price recorders...sort of chewing over the zoom F4 at the moment as I would quite like four tracks. Have read differing reviews of it but no comparisons with the eridol and the tascams at the same price bracket (around £500-600).
For the record I do lots of recording with walkmans, dictaphones, mobiles and minidiscs and love the lo-fi end of things. Take the point that good stuff can be achieved at all levels. I dont recall seeing any comments on synth//eurorack threads telling people they should embrace their Casios? (but maybe they should)
As I am at work I cant listen to your tracks Papernoise but looking forward to them later. Personally I love altered and composed over field recordings...dont hold any purist standpoint over recordings - this integrity thing is a bit of a hang over- has its place but not always valid.
There is an air conditioning duct at work which I am desperate to get a really high quality recording of. It is just fantasically haunting.