The field recordings presented on this album are travel notes made in the past years between 2006 and 2019.
Listening to the field recordings makes it possible to experience the past moment and travel in time and space. When listening to the recordings of our tour guide Ramazan with shepherds in the Taurus mountains, I can see that particular moment when we’re sitting near a well, and there are sheep grazing on the grass close to us, and I can feel the very spicy pepper on my tongue.
Missed Calls is the picture of the past moments with the coexisting nature, city and religious soundscapes recorded in Morocco, Turkey, Indonesia, Spain, Sweden, France, Italy and Poland.
1 Lambs in Dades Valley, Morocco
Recorded in 2006 during the hike in the canyon in Dades Valley (Morocco) Echoing sounds of the lambs and the voices of the child shepherds, sounds of the footsteps on the gravely soil.
2 Birds and Muezzins, Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech, Morocco
Recorded in the early afternoon in Jardin Marrakech (2019). The distant voices of the Muezzins mixed with the birds singings.
3 Walking in the Medina, Marrakech, Morocco
Recorded in 2019. The calls of the merchants in various languages, sounds of the shoemakers' hammers , people singing and radio music, sound of the bike rings, the birds singing.
4 Zapping the Radio Channels, Taurus Mountains, Turkey
Recorded in 2012 during the hike in the Taurus Mountains. The radio broadcasts with some advertisements and the radio journal.
5 Muezzins, Evening Birds and Dogs in Turkish Village
Recorded in 2012 in a small Turkish village close to the Taurus mountains. The evening Muezzin prayers, birds singing, passing motorbikes and barking dogs.
6 Night Calls of Muezzins in Turkish Village
Recorded in the night in a small Turkish village. Distant overlapping chants of the Muezzins.
7 Flight to Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The pilot announcement recorded during the flight to Yogyakarta ( 2017)
8. Muezzin and Crickets , Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Recorded at the dawn in Yogyakarta outskirts (2017): Crickets, remoted highway noise, gecko sounds, muezzin prayers, approaching plane.
9 Rain in Ubud, Indonesia
Morning rain in Ubud (2017) Recorded close to the pond in the garden. Raindrops, birds, cars, motorbikes.
10 Buddhist Chants at the Perfume Pagode, Vietnam
Boat pilgrimage by the Yen river to the Perfume Pagoda temple and the Buddhist chants (2014).
11. Buddhist Chants and Roosters, the Perfume Pagode, Vietnam
Recorded during the Huong Pagoda Festival at Perfume Pagoda . The Buddhist chants, the cockcrows (2014).
12. Walking in Hanoi Streets - Funeral Music, Vietnam
The soundwalk in Hanoi. The street merchants. The approaching sounds of the funeral music (2014)
13 Train from Abisko to Kiruna, Sweden
The synthetic announcement of the train from Abisko to Kiruna (2015).The crackling of the melting ice falling from the roof of the train.
14 Bells of Tyska Church, Stockholm, Sweden
Recording made near the Tyska Kyrkan church in Stockholm (2015). Children shouting in the playground near the church, spring birds, bells and carillons of the church.
15 Religious Singing During Procession in Sevilla, Spain
The chanting of the traditional anthem "Salva me" recorded during religious manifestation in Sevilla (2019).
16 Bells of Saint Henry Church and Rooks, Wroclaw, Poland
The recording made in the General Anders Park in Wroclaw during the winter afternoon (2015). The sound of the rooks and the early spring birds melting with the conversations of the walking people and the bells of the Saint Henry Church. In the background we can hear the humming of the electrical substation.
17 Bells and Waves in Venice , Italy
Waves, church bells and the sound of the motorboats (2007).
18. Transhumance in the Alps, France
The recording made in the Alps at the border France-Italy during the autumn transhumance (2010).The cowbells, the mooing of the cows.
released September 10, 2021
Field recordings and concept by Champignonsdesbois
Photography by Ewa Sterchaluk
Take the shimmering guitars of the Cocteau Twins, dilate and lengthen with the wistfulness of Boards of Canada and release them like one of Robert Rich’s haunting soundscapes with a jazz coda and you have Carlo Giustini's 'Custodi'. It's brilliant. sepulchre19