Fauna Mapping

by Jonny Nash & Lindsay Todd

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For the second addition of Island Of The Gods 'Island Explorer Series' we invited Jonny Nash (Melody is Truth) and Firecracker's Lindsay Todd to the Islands.

Over the course of twelve compositions we find the pair utilising their recordings in a whole host of ways, avoiding the well-trodden cliches of the “exotic” and instead attempting to achieve a personal interpretation of the flora, fauna and climate of the island. Spending time amidst the insects, rice fields and scorching sun, the pair gathered a library of found sounds which were then taken back to a studio space to be stretched, mangled and manipulated alongside a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments. The outdoor studio itself became a living instrument, with the duo setting up multiple microphones for durations of up to 12 hours around the space, layering and processing the results in tracks such as “Fauna Mapping” and “A Series Of Small Frogs”.


released February 14, 2018

Recorded and produced in Bali, Indonesia by Jonny Nash & Lindsay Todd.

Mixed by Linkwood and mastered by Matt Colton for Island of the Gods Recordings.


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