Earth Notes: Diarycast - Conscious Uncouping - Travel (2020-07-26)Updated 2023-09-19.
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26th July 2020.A quiet evening ambient soundscape of the lockdown-muted return home from Elephant and Castle in London.
For the first time in months I met with my work colleagues, in a pleasant outdoor venue that does coffee and food and beer. This has extracts from recordings on the journey back home, 10pm-ish, a little quieter than a late-evening mid-week would normally be.
Thanks to Deniz for the loan of his Olympus LS-P4 field recorder for this!
The source tracks are available from the Show Notes.
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All recorded at 16-bit 48ksps FLAC on a Olympus LS-P4, handheld, no wind muff, on the evening of Wednesday 2020-07-22.
There was too much wind noise on some tracks to retain. Some of the tracks here have been trimmed a little where excessively noisy.
Quieter ambient inserts have been amplified 9dB.
A brief burst from inside the venue (Mercato Metripolitano):
Outside the venue, with a motorbike that dutifully waited for the lights:
An initial part of the walk to Waterloo, with what I think are some electric vehicles amongst the subdued traffic:
Remainder of the walk to Waterloo, passing some loud 'rickshaws' playing music and then up the escalators to the concourse:
Overground (electric) train from Waterloo to Wimbledon, with announcements and arcing and wheel-squealing:
Bus from Surbiton to Kingston (DISTORTED AS SO MUCH LOUDER THAN ANYTHING ELSE!):
Tail end of final walk home to my front door:
Bonus sound (I was caught in the rain while taking my daily walk):