Joshua Bonnetta
‘Lago’ (SP069)

SP069 / JOSHUA BONNETTA LAGO
SP069 / SHELTER PRESS LAGO

Joshua Bonnetta ‘Lago’

Streaming

Technical

2 tracks
44 min 01
LP / 33 rpm
2016
first edition of 500 copies
160grm vinyl, uncoated sleeve, uncoated inner sleeve

Release date: January 22th, 2016

Tracklist

A. ‘Everything that was Ever Something’
B. ‘What Lies in It’

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About

Lago is an LP recording created in dialogue with the photobook (of the same title) by American photographer Ron Jude, published by MACK (UK).

The two compositions revisit the sites of Jude’s initial photographs in and around the Salton Sea in the Southern California desert, and use site specific field recordings and analogue processing to craft an aural counterpoint to the photographs themselves and the photographic process. Contact microphones and hydrophones were used to gather sounds from flora, desert refuse, architectural ruins and the Salton Sea itself to create an expanded study of the acoustic ecology of the area. The work weaves together location recordings alongside interviews to construct an acoustic portrait of the desert that is steeped in intimations of narrative dealing with loss, history and a landscape haunted by a spectre in darkness. Lago is an attempt to enter into the perceptual horizons of the desert whilst also engaging a past that shapes the encounter.

Credits

All music by Joshua Bonnetta
Mastered by Mike Grinser at D+M
Photographs by Ron Jude
Layout by Bartolomé Sanson

Recordings made in and around the Salton Sea, California March 2015.
ME66 & 62, contact microphones, hydrophone, TASCAM DR60, cassette recorder, tape loops, Nagra 4.2.
Edited and mixed in Ithaca & Brooklyn, New York and Marin County, California.