New Eskmo track made from Icelandic field recordings
Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland is a collaborative multimedia project about a small group of filmmakers, photographers and a musician who set out on a journey to explore the remote countryside of Iceland in October of 2011, meeting there for the first time. The film features photographers Tim Navis (LA) and Kim Holtermand (Denmark), as well the electronic composer Deru – who composed and curated an original score based on field recordings from the trip.
I was asked by Deru to take some of the field recordings and make a track. I had done a similar type of project a couple years ago with recordings from China and Mongolia as my alter ego Welder. That process was so fun I jumped at the chance for this Iceland one. Deru did an amazing job recording and at capturing the beauty of the children’s choirs, the rain, the rawness of ice and mud crackling and some randomness like radio recordings from the inside of a truck. I tried to use as much of the original sound source for my track as possible; aside from the kicks and synths.
The film and soundtrack package on BluRay and CD, with a 12-page visual journal. Includes a link to the digital copy of the soundtrack.