Audio-Cartographic Experiments Vol#1: Rise & Fall is Kit Monteith's debut solo album, released in January 2021. Recorded entirely on an iPhone 6s, the album is designed to be listened to in a single sitting, it’s 23 tracks blending continuously to unfurl the story of a unique journey around the world. Monteith performs as a percussionist with the band Foals and he composed and recorded this album during their 2019 world tour. In each of the cities the band performed he would make field recordings of the spaces and streets they visited, whilst on each flight composing musical pieces on his phone. When ordered together these two elements conspire to form an Audio-Cartographic record of an extraordinary journey. A world tour with one of the biggest modern bands, sonically reimagined to capture and explain its strange blur of sensations; the aches, pains, loneliness & exhilaration of endless travel along with the glimmers of truth & euphoria found hidden amongst it all. By appearing on the Echoes App, Monteith invites listeners to experience the journey afresh by taking their own walk through the album and add another layer to the Audio-Cartographic experiment. Listeners can re-order the journey themselves, take new routes around the world and experience Monteith's flight-scapes & field recordings in an order entirely dictated by their own movement through space.
Created on a flight between Mexico City and Seattle
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