Outskirts
MICHAEL TROMMER
IHab032

Composed of field recordings made on the Toronto periphery, as well as in the networks (power, transportation etc.) that connect these areas to their urban hub, 'outskirts' is the sound of the outer boundary of the conurbation and the lines that lead to that edge.

A variety of contact, hydrophone and induction microphones were used to collect the sounds, many of which are in the infrasonic range. The use of headphones or a subwoofer is therefore recommended.
- Michael Trommer

01. Outskirts (30:24) 54Mb DOWNLOAD

00. Artwork (ZIP) 0,67Mb DOWNLOAD
00. Complete package (Artwork + Mp3 Sound files) (ZIP) 117Mb DOWNLOAD
00. Complete package (Artwork + FLAC Sound files) (ZIP) 245Mb DOWNLOAD

Reviews:

«Michael Trommer’s Outskirts (Impulsive Habitat) listens to the edges of the city, the depths of its boundaries. Based out of Toronto, Trommer is a sound artist who has also released work on some of the best netlabels around: con-v, test tube, Stasisfield, Audio Gourmet and others. Working with a variety of microphones (contact, hydrophone and induction) in Outskirts, Trommer melds the natural and the man-made worlds to create a soundscape the pops up alive even though so many of its sources are mechanical. One of the interesting aspects of Outskirtsm  is the use of  some infrasonic sound — that is sound below 20 Hz which is the low end of human hearing. The artists suggests in the liner notes that listener wear headphones which, as I experienced, allows a certain amount of pressure to build up on the eardrums to simulate the hearing of infrasonic sound. I know I shouldn’t be surprised that the folks at Impulsive Habitat have put out such another good release, but, damn, the quality of each release is astounding and Trommer’s Outskirts is no exception.»

-from Acts of Silence

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artwork/cover design:
©2011 Michael Trommer
©2011 David Velez
music:
©2011 Michael Trommer
©2011 Impulsive Habitat

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