An Upland Chorus

30 September 2013 // Chris Watson Watch

Field recordist Richard Bradley joins Chris Watson for a night walk on Blacka Moor: Museums Sheffield have commissioned ex-Cabaret Voltaire member, top field recordist and native Sheffielder Chris Watson to create an ambitious ‘sound map’ of the city, which opened earlier this month and continues until February 2014. Now based up in Northumberland, Chris paid […]

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Nick’s Pics

29 September 2013 // Birds //Nick's Pics

The Return of the Buzzard Words and pictures: Nick Small When I were a lad, I was obsessed by birds of prey. The trouble was, aside from Kestrels and Sparrow Hawks, I seldom got to see any. I’d persuade the family to take me to Loch Garten just to see the Ospreys (they didn’t show) […]

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28 September 2013 // Miscellany

River Torridge near Hatherleigh. From the Fishery Association website. Take Me To The River. The Music Room author, William Fiennes, walks Devon’s River Torridge in search of otters, for Intelligent Life magazine: “I scrambled into and out of drainage ditches, and sat by the river, willing otters into view, the names of recommended fishing flies […]

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Happy Birthday New River

27 September 2013 // On Water

Hi Jeff, I wager already marked on the Caught by the River calendar but this weekend is the 400th anniversary of the opening of the New River in London. As has often been said, ‘It’s not New and it’s Not a River’, but I’d say it’s an anniversary worth raising a glass to. The good […]

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Ultramarine – This Time Last Year

27 September 2013 // Music

Ultramarine – This Time Last Year (Real Soon LP, released on 30 September) A review by Kevin Pearce. This Time Last Year by Ultramarine is a remarkable suite of music. Very, very occasionally a record seems to be made for, or as an antidote to, its time. This Time Last Year is one of that […]

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