Sunday A.M. Radio: Sound and Vision (of the River)

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 mikea@flymagazine.net.


 

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Mike Andrelczyk is a features editor for Fly Magazine. He is a graduate of Penn State University and currently lives with his wife Stacey in Strasburg. Interests include tennis, playing bad guitar, poetry (poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, The Inquisitive Eater and other journals) and oneirology – the study of dreams – mostly in the form of afternoon naps. His name appears in the title screen of Major League 2.

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