Like the previous compilations ("Air Buttons" and "Two Minutes Left") I would like all submitted tracks to be exactly two minutes long.
This compilation will be both more focused conceptually and yet freer. I would like you to open the window of your home (or your workplace etc) and record two minutes of what you hear. You can choose, if you wish, to use your open window sound as a backdrop to something else - music, song, words, other domestic sounds, but the window must be open and something of the outside world must be audible.
As with previous compilations I am happy to accept recordings made on anything from cassette recorder to digital recorder, microcassette to smartphone to posh home studio. You can, if you wish, overdub other sounds or music over your open window recording, but I will also be delighted to receive the sounds from your window completely unedited.
-Deadline is Saturday December 12th 2015
-Submissions must be on a soundfile (preferably lossless like WAV or AIFF but I'm not too bothered if it's not)
-Submissions should be labeled with Artist, Title and Location. Additional information including photographs are welcomed but not essential, all will go into the accompanying PDF booklet.
-Submissions should be exactly 2 minutes long. If not I will edit it, but I would prefer not to!
-Submissions can be sent to me at my email address, my Facebook account, or by using the contact form on the "About/Contact" page of this site.
-Submissions should not have been previously released elsewhere and should not use material under copyright
-On this occasion no multiple entries please - it gets too confusing. One track only!
-This compilation is open to anyone.
-The compilation will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
-In the extremely unlikely event that I deem the material unsuitable (eg offensive content), then my decision is final
-Despite the release date, I am not seeking Christmas related material, the results should be enjoyed all year round!
The album will be released on Christmas Eve as a Free Download with PDF booklet.
I look forward to your replies!
-Richard Sanderson, Linear Obsessional Recordings