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The Ouse Washes Project brings together tracks created during the project and released on the albums Ambient IX: Ouse Washes Soundscape (FORG25, 2017) and Ambient X: Ouse Washes Alternative Soundscape (FORG26, 2017), as well as unreleased tracks and a track previously released on Alien Landscapes 2006-2016 (FORS05, 2016).

All the material is based on field recordings made in the Ouse Washes area between August 2015 and August 2016, using a Marantz PMD660 recorder. The original 48k WAV files were transferred to a MacBook and edited using Audacity and Logic.

The manipulated files were created using different real-time processing methods. Applications used were fLOW and REplay PLAYER by Karlheinz Essl; Sapling by Sineqube; Time Toy Xtreme by LowNorth; and The Black Widow Sample Player by Andy Murkin. Outboard devices used were the Behringer Tweakalizer and a modified Mattell UCreate Music. The resultant files were also edited using Audacity and Logic.


Disc One

Ouse Washes Soundscape [53:02] (Previously released as Ambient IX: Ouse Washes Soundscape [FORG25, 2017])

The complete soundscape is composed of eight continuous sections, recorded at the following locations: Hermitage Lock, Earith; Sutton Gault; Mepal village; Welches Dam; Pymoor Viaduct; WWT Welney; Welmore Sluice; and Denver Sluice.

Each section - apart from the one recorded at Welmore Sluice, which is quite short - includes edited field recordings and a 2 minute insert of manipulated sounds.

Disc Two

Ouse Washes Soundscape Only [40:54] This previously unreleased version of the Soundscape uses only the original edited field recordings from the eight locations above.

Disc Three

1. Ouse Washes Alternative Soundscape [31:06]
2. Earith, Hermitage Lock [5:24]
3. Rooks #1 [2:07]
4. Sutton Gault Revisited [6:46]
5. Mepal Traffic, Sutton Water [3:01]
6. Welches Dam [7:02]
7. Pymoor Viaduct [9:22]
8. Swans #2 [3:06]

Like the original Ouse Washes Soundscape, the Alternative Soundscape is composed of continuous sections, here recorded at the following locations: Hermitage Lock, Earith; Rookery, Block Fen Road; Sutton Gault; Mepal village; Welches Dam; Pymoor Viaduct; WWT Welney; and Denver Sluice.

In this case, however, most of the original sound files have been manipulated in different ways, as they have with the seven remaining tracks on this disc, which was previously released as Ambient X: Ouse Washes Alternative Soundscape (FORG26, 2017).

Disc Four

1. Rooks #2 [2:23] (previously unreleased)
2. Swans #3 [3:08] (previously unreleased)
3. Alien Landscape 7 [29:46] (previously released on Alien Landscapes 2006 - 2016 [FORS 05, 2016])

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