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Touch 25

by Various Artists

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25th anniversary sampler. Only available as a full album.

The CD came in digipak with booklet insert and featured exclusive tracks from Touch artists. Unknown artist tracks are field recordings and found sounds, with no artist credits.

This compilation was previously available in different packaging as a Czech covermount CD.


released April 1, 2006

Touch25 compiled in London between Oct 2005 + Jan 2006. Mastered in Jan-Feb 2006 with thanks to all the contributors since the start / and to Jan, Josef and Pavel in Prague for April 13.

Track 1 - Recorded next to a shed on the southwest coast of the island of Gotland during an icy stay at the end of Dec 2003 using a pair of Senneheiser MKH110 to a Sony TCD-D100 DAT.
Track 3 - Electric guitars recorded at home, November 2005.
Track 4 - Recorded at Amann Studios, Vienna, January 2006.
Track 7 - Glasgow, 28th November 1980, and at 0712h a dredger rolls drunkenly up the River Clyde. Slow, deep, monophonic progress announced by the complaining squeals of chains and teeth which reverberate and answer back across narrow banks.
Track 9 - ...Off the main line and divorced from the rest of Mexico by an unnatural quiet is a railway town with no traffic. April 13th 2005. Pause now and listen to the diesel boat and powder blue tones vanish into the canyon floor below.
Track 10 - This piece was recorded in London at some sessions in Park Royal in 1988 for a follow-up LP to "Open In Obscurity" that never materialized.
Track 11 - Made in November 2005 on Twisted 7 Harddisc.
Track 12 - Recorded during Fritt Fall, 12th November 2005.
Track 13 - Recorded in Berlin November 2005.
Track 14 - Recorded in Cantieri Goldonetta, Florence, Italy and NTOV, Reykjavik, Iceland 2005. Written for a performance by Rafaella Giordano.
Track 15 - Bärseback was a nuclear power plant in Sweden. Just before it closed down in May 2005, I visited the plant and brought with me an accelerometer. With this tool i could put an ear to this whole nuclear body with all its pipes, basins and turbines.I made this track from the sound of a big tube that leads sea water into the reactor with a steady pressure.
Track 18 - Performed on glove-controlled sinewaves.
Track 19 - Edited from live performances in New York, Frankfurt & Stockholm.
Track 24 - Recorded in Tromsø.
Track 25 - Written and recorded in Auckland, August to October 2005.

Mastered by Denis Blackham
Photography by Jon Wozencroft


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