Strange radio sounds captured and re-used
I recognized a snippet of the first track from an old Stereolab track,
and Wilco used a piece most famously. Then I heard the same snippet from the Stereolab track on this Mocean Worker song: watch and listen to ‘Earth’ by MOWO I never knew what these were or that they had been compiled like this until asking Adam Dorn (aka Mocean Worker) yesterday — who said it was the sound collagist and hip-hop renegade Steinski who tipped him off to THE CONET PROJECT!
“Why is it that in over 30 years, the phenomenon of Numbers Stations
has gone almost totally unreported? What are the agencies behind the
Numbers Stations, and why are the eastern European stations still on
the air? Why does the Czech republic operate a Numbers Station 24
hours a day? How is it that Numbers Stations are allowed to interfere
with essential radio services like air traffic control and shipping
without having to answer to anybody? Why does the Swedish Rhapsody
Numbers Station use a small girls voice?
These are just some of the questions that remain unanswered.”
Odd, beautiful, puzzling, hypnotic, disturbing. Worth sharing.
Creative Commons licensed for non-commercial use. Wilco had to go to court for their use apparently.
Hear and download the full collection here