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LONDON SOUND SURVEY - These Are the Good Times


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"The Vittelli label announces itself with this fine release of London_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs highlife, lowlife, wildlife and everyday life plucked from Ian Rawes_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣ vast London Sound Survey.\r\nAt his day job at the British Library sound archive Rawes cut his teeth in archiving and explored its depths. Field recordings and studies by acoustic ecologists came to his attention around the same time that he was looking to create his own capital-based project. At this time the internet promised to be the great equalizer and enthusiasts_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣ sites like urban75, Classic Cafes, Derelict London, and Subterranea Britannica provided inspiration.\r\nSeveral years later Rawes is responsible for his own huge archive and has explored novel ways of presenting and preserving the recordings on his site. His recordings employ a variety of professional, home made, and adapted devices used both discreetly or in plain view.\r\nIn recent years Rawes has presented and discussed his work at various institutions, galleries and events around the UK. He_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs been featured in The Wire, Time Out, and has appeared on BBC R4, BBC London and the BBC World service.\r\nThe selections on this LP were made by Vittelli_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs Nick Hamilton and were mastered for vinyl by Graham Lambkin (Shadow Ring, Kye).\r\nThese Are The Good Times comes in an edition of 300 on 180g vinyl in a colour sleeve featuring notes by Ian Rawes and Ed Baxter (Resonance FM)". - Vittelli.\r\n
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