AM Train

by Escape Hatch

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"AM Train is based on a variety of samples that were recorded during one week in march on my way to work. As these are recordings early in the day, nearly no human voices are preserved. Instead, everyone was quietly sitting in their seat, caught in halfsleep or staring out of the windows of the train. Most sounds here are the humming noises the train made." - Escape Hatch

Recorded in March 2014 using a Sony dictaphone. Additional recordings, effects & mixing in April 2014.

Released as a limited CDr-Edition.


"On AM Train, the line between field recording and drone is deeply blurred. A train ride can come across as either depending on one’s seating and the condition of the rails. The artist calls these “humming noises”, but after alterations, they sound more like like rumble and hiss. If one were to hear these sounds on the way to work, one would likely alert the conductor. The lulling pulse is preserved – a nearly inaudible beat that appears when one listens too long to static. But so are the interruptions: the sonic screeches, the bending of sound through tunnels and the compression of air against other trains. In this instance, I am reminded of the drone/noise act Tonesucker, whose distortions veer from the melodic to the abrasive. Unlike bells, trains are not meant to be musical, but can end up that way by default; AM Train bears the form of music without the composition and performance of musical notes." - Richard Allen (a closer listen)


released May 5, 2014



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