Silo (Folkatron 2018)

by Upcycled Sounds

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25 folk musicians (Ethno England) and 7 electronic music producers (Folkatron) from 22 countries spent 10 days on the Tandem Festival site in Oxfordshire, exchanging tunes and songs from their folk cultures. This CD includes tracks from both projects.

Ethno England
Live recordings of Ethno England performances. Each Ethno England participant teaches the others a piece of traditional music from their culture, and then they work together to arrange this collection of music from around the world.

Tracks produced using only samples collected from the Ethno musicians and the surrounding area. Participants spend the week experimenting with new production techniques, recording locations and gear, and hanging out at Shaken Oak studios. The result – a bunch of awesome genre-bending folktronica tracks!

All sounds on this CD were collected/played by our Folkatron and Ethno England participants and include: a reverberating silo, trampolines, chains, a broken piano, water, kitchen sounds, the inside of a village church, bicycles and a stick in the wind.


released July 4, 2018

2018 samples recorded by Folkatron 2018: Darragh Quinn, Rahul Kumar, Frederikke Hoffmann Schrøder, Yijia Tu, Hannah Jacobs (volunteer), Nils Peschanski (leader) and Nicholas O'Brien (leader). Ethno England rehearsal recorded by Nicholas O’Brien.

Ethno England rehearsal performed by: Ronja Grafström, Jack Ó hAonghusa, Becky Rea Chevis, Tom Chevis, Luna Ersahin, Lauren Spiceley, Blanche Marguerite, Frankie Archer, Arthur Bauduin, Mara Smeele, Marine Gaudron, Wiola Jakubiec, Stefania Victoria Giordano Campos, Paul Sinclair, Vilma Talvitie, Ammar Hanoon Alkhalidi, Dave Gray, Yannika Frank, Prince Kudawashe Musarurwa, Liam Stuart Rickard, Mohit Dobhal, Prabhat Das, Hans Mihkel Vares, Sam Kar, Ray Riveros Valenzuela, Eamon Coughlan and Ianthe Isle.

Mastered by Raphael Hardy.

Big thanks to Shaken Oak Studios, Tandem Festival, Oxford City Council, Ramsden Village Hall the Lord family and all our volunteers.

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