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Daylesford Naturalis: During Covid Lockdown #4

by iubar project

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Daylesford Naturalis is a field recording project documenting the sounds of nature at different sites around Daylesford, in Dja Dja Wurrung Country, Australia, during the 4th state-wide Covid-19 lockdown.
The town of Daylesford is known for its mineral springs, the local lake and the forest that surrounds it.
The sounds were recorded by a Daylesford resident Dr Martin K. Koszolko - a music producer, sound artist and academic known for his creative work under the KOshowKO, Philosophy Of Sound and iubar project monikers.

The recordings took place at 4 sites around Daylesford between May 30 and June 3, 2021 during a lockdown, where most people were restricted to only leave their houses within a 5km radius.
These recordings capture the sounds of many native birds, forest, creeks, and the Sailor’s Falls waterfall. Track titles reflect the locations and recording dates.

The nature is presented mostly undisturbed, although sometimes there is no escaping from civilisation and occasionally you can also hear a distant rumble of vehicle engines. Among the tranquil settings, you can also hear some more dramatic sounds, such as loud Cockatoo voices and the rumbling sound of a large branch falling off from a very tall eucalyptus tree (as in track 3 at the 5.21 mark).
I was directly under the tree when it happened, looking in a different direction and with my headphones on. While I could hear the rumbling sound of the falling branch, I couldn't immediately position where it was coming from and only when the branch was already on its way down, I noticed how large it was. Luckily it fell a couple of metres away from me...

Bandcamp exclusive bonuses include a 22 photographs taken during the recording sessions.


released January 17, 2022

Special thanks to M. De Murashkin for her help with this project!

Recorded with Zoom H2n using a 2 channel surround mode.

Cover art designed by M. De Murashkin and M. Koszolko.

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Las Maquinas releases music of collaborative projects of Martin K, the Polish-born, Australia-based music producer. He has credits on several critically acclaimed music releases, film soundtracks, remixes, video clips and documentaries as well as performances and screenings in international music and film festivals. Check out the web links below for blog, full discography, music videos and more. ... more

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