New Music
24.05.2012, Words by Charlie Jones

Premiere: Missions - Night Terras

‘The Nablus Project’ is undoubtedly one of the most interesting compilations to come out for a little while. All the recordings on their, which include exclusive tracks from Arc Light, MEGAFORTRESS and other such experimental musicians, are all based around field recordings of the call to prayer sung by the Muzzeins in mosques in the Palestinian city of Nablus.

The field recordings themselves were made by the French sound recordist Pierre Gauthier, who observed that the shape of the Nablus valley in Palestine created a large composite reverb effect that gave his recordings an ethereal, beautifully strange quality. The editors behind International Tapes and Coco’s OCD were so impressed by these recordings that they asked a series of artists to rework the field recordings into the compilation, which you can stream below through bandcamp. We also have an exclusive download of one of the tracks, Night Terras by Austin synth experimenter Missions, which demonstrates the brilliantly otherworldly, haunting quality of the recordings.

Missions – Night Terras by DummyMag

International Tapes and Coco’s OCD released ‘The Nablus Project’ on 23rd May 2012

Buy ‘The Nablus Project’ here

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