People who travel by plane, should oblige. Fundamentalist talks are easily recognized as such. Safely enough they come from the other side of our existence. Newspaper headlines and panic struck governments repeat the same lines now for almost a decade. Numbed by propoganda, most of us donât realize how fundamentalistic the discourse of the democratically chosen spokesmen are. Do chicken talk actually? Papapapaaa, who loves The Sun?
Simon Whetham has made great recordings of the Gobi Desert. He lost them. Every now and then, I think of those recordings. Maybe because the sounds you never hear, are the best. Thatâs why I keep on listening. A late arrival on the world stage of field recordings, his work got recognized very fast by the Touch people and Francisco Lopez. Hard work and a very unique approach to his work got the attention of a few label owners. He has six releases on six different labels these days! A prove that an alternative to the present day language is welcomed? A language that doesnât need so many words? Simon is on the roof of this building, catching phrasesâ¦ (rinus van alebeek)