Index of Biotic Integrity 1: Asellidae

by Columnaris

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This album comprises of three variations of the same track, comprising of the sounds made by 5 aquatic sow bugs in a plastic container. Specimens were sampled and subsequently released in Alexauken Creek.

About a month or more ago, I was fortunate enough to be able to borrow a contact mic from a friend, and, of course, I did what any rational person would do in the scenario and made a lower-case project.

I'm hoping to make a couple of these Aquatic Macroinvertebrate (and, eventually, perhaps other taxa) lower-case projects that will hopefully improve a little bit as I make the next few.

I'm not sure if lower case is the correct term here; I was not able to properly eliminate the buzzing of the amplifier in post-production, at least not entirely...(see the last track).


released December 13, 2016



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Columnaris is an experimental triangulation of the northern Adirondack Park, northern New Jersey, and, in the future, probably some other places. This project features music and, at times, field recordings independently recorded on less-than-professional equipment for a sound that some may consider lo-fi, and others might consider low-quality. Listen and form your own opinions. Hope you enjoy it! ... more

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