水中の禅 – Underwater Zen

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First of all, happy World Listening Day !

I didn’t have much time this year to submit anything to the Sonic-Terrain W.L.D. compilation. So, instead I will share this very simple yet magical underwater sound, recorded at the coral reef of the East China Sea off Ishigaki island, Japan.

The recorder was on while no one was on the boat, and everyone was pretty far from it. There is not much happening beside those sporadic sounds from the anchor and divers (which I can’t understand how got picked up since we were pretty far from the hydrophone). However, this constant 12 inch vinyl like cracking sound brings me so much joy and peace that I can’t explain. Does it remind me of those sounds I heard in the womb? Is it my personal memory of the calm feeling I experience underwater? I really don’t know. The fact is I really enjoy it. Like the spinning forgotten record on the turntable, that you can’t be asked to get up and turn around. Because you are too tired or stoned. And you are not willing to ruin that beautiful, warm, soft, tranquil and pleasant peace.

Enjoy!

# SoundDevices Recorder – DPA Microphones
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