Winter Forest Drones

by Photophob

First Drone 08:40


The sound of snow.
Could air through leafless branches.
The analogue buzz of tape recordings, hovering between snowy trees.

Photophob spent some time recording the sounds of a winter forest and used them as basis for 6 ambient/drone tracks, strictly following the workflow below:

Step #1: record analogue synth sounds on cassette tape (using only vintage equipment from the 70ies to 90ies) *

Step #2: play back these sounds in a winter forest (using a vintage tape recorder from the 60ies) **

Step #3: re-record these sounds together with the winter forest ambience (using state-of-the-art field recording equipment) ***

Step #4: edit, process and manipulate these field recordings at will. ****

* Elektronika EM-25, KORG EX-800, Waldorf miniWORKS 4pole, LXP-5, inKel MX-1100, Radionette CD 500 Stereo
** Philips EL-3302
*** Sony PCM-D50 CED, Sennheiser HD-25 SP II, Audio-Technika AT8022
**** Steinberg Cubase 7, Native Instruments Komplete 9, Togu Audioline VSTs


released July 2, 2013

All recordings, editing, production, photos and artwork done by Herwig Holzmann in early 2013.


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Photophob Austria

Photophob is a one man music project by Herwig Holzmann (Austria), hovering somewhere between Ambient, Drone, Field Recording, Breakbeats and IDM.

Starting early in the new millenium, Photophob has released many albums, both on CD and digitally via different netlabels.

In 2004, Herwig Holzmann co-founded the netlabel
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