Review | By Roger Batty / Musique Machine
Michael Lightborne | Ring Road Ring
Ring Road Ring is a twelve-inch vinyl release that brings together around half-an-hours worth of road field recordings captured by contact microphones attached to the concrete pylons around the Ring Road, which loops around the city of Coventry in the West Midlands. The recordings here go from untreated & lightly manipulated/ arranged- with the sonic pallet moving from melancholically droning, muffled almost beat like texturing, and churning industrial-like sonic constructions. The release appeared this year on highly respected German field recording/ sound art label Gruenrekorder. []