Ok, I admit I didn’t make it to the RiverSound Project exhibit when it debuted at The Arch in Lancaster back in March. Luckily, for me though, there’s Youtube.
While looking around for some chilled-out ambient music to feature for this week’s edition of Sunday A.M. Radio, I came across the RiverSound Project page on Lancaster-based band Here Inside’s website. What I found there was a hypnotic synthesis of photography and music.
The RiverSound Project (read more about it here) combines the photography of Matt Lester with ambient soundscapes by Here Inside’s Jason Mundok. The mysterious, atmospheric music – influenced by Lester’s stark images of industrial landscapes along the lower Mississippi River – employs windswept synth layers, radar blips and booming sound effects to recreate the industrial sounds of the working river barges and oil refineries from the photographs.
Together, the music and images present a dimly lit, lonely world hidden in the hazy industrial smoke and river mist. It’s an extremely well-done collaboration – each element enhancing the other. Take 15 minutes and soak it in:
What music would you like to hear on next week’s edition of Sunday A.M Radio? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.