Scanning​.​.​.

by Kieran Mahon

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About “Scanning…”

I have always been interested in radio. Scanning shortwave frequencies is a peculiarly obsessive passtime. 

When I was young I would spend a lot of time seeking interesting sounds on my World band radio. It had a definite influence on my thinking when it came to making sound later on. 

Radio static and guitar feedback have a lot in common sonically. 
I could easily hear the Velvet Underground within a wall of detuned radio noise - and vice versa. 

I never approached scanning the frequency bands as anything other than a random game. Sometimes I'd find nothing of interest, sometimes a momentary gem would find its way into the receiver. 

When I was young the only way to access broadcasts was with a receiver - now of course the internet is full of recordings that have been posted.  

This collection of pieces is made up of sounds that I have sourced myself and samples and full recordings of radio transmissions that I have downloaded. 

Thank you to those who have shared sounds online. 
Just for the record: I never knew the Conet Project existed until I was over halfway through this project! 

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released November 6, 2015

Composed, performed and produced by Kieran Mahon 2015

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Kieran Mahon UK

Minimalist journeys, sketches, synth pieces, drones, loops, found sounds and echoes. Lo-fi.
Phaser: rate slow, depth full.
Aim: to see a world in a grain of sand.

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