Croaks hisses honks barks and tweets heard around the globe merge into a single stream to form an incomplete soundtrack of the planet. Commonplace sounds recorded in regions typically exoticized are banalized through their familiarity, are trance-inducing through their magnification. The exhale of a slowing bus crawls through your ear canal to a coughing halt, morphs into a thunderstorm in Mexico City, a preacher in Kampala and a washing machine in Berlin; all starring in a theater of the kind of psychedelia you can only experience by staring at a hole in the tree bark for five hours. In these 20 minutes, the world shrinks and you are everywhere.
Conceived and edited by MB Jones (ex Jee Jee Band). Partly gathered by Jones himself while traveling and partly e-mailed by friends. In the spirit of Folkways Records' field recording anthologies of the 1960s, HOLY YOLK ATLAS was compiled for the right now on fifty yellow cassette tapes. Features recordings from South Korea, Laos, United States, Nepal, Uganda, Mexico, Germany, Cambodia, Ukraine, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, China and Egypt.
Edition of 50
cassingle-style sleeves / yellow shells