Loop: Five Perspectives on Working with Environmental Noise
When we’re making music, it can feel like we need to create the perfect, pristine environment for recording to eliminate any accidental sound creeping in from the world around us. Physically soundproofing a studio or removing unwanted noise in post-production can be expensive, time consuming – or both. But sometimes the noise of the world around us can add depth and a sense of space to a piece that would otherwise feel too clinical. In this video, Khruangbin, Sandunes, Perera Elsewhere, Paul Weir and Dan Keen explain how they use the sounds of their surroundings to enhance their music.