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New label Persistence Of Sound releases London Sound Survey’s Thames LP

Composer Iain Chambers has lined up three new releases this spring

A new label founded by composer Iain Chambers will launch in May. Called Persistence Of Sound, its remit is to cover electroacoustic music, global field recordings and the “unclassifiable”. Three releases are already available for pre-order, including one from Ian Rawes’s London Sound Survey project.

Launched in 2008 (and online since 2009) Rawes’s survey has been busy documenting the changing sounds of London through historical sources and over 2000 new recordings. The forthcoming Thames collects a variety of field recordings made along the river, some from inside the Bascule Chamber at Tower Bridge.

Other Persistence Of Sound releases include Robert Worby’s first electronic solo work Factitious Airs, and Chambers’s own The Eccentric Press, consisting of two pieces composed using material from the EU project’s Sounds of Changes.

All three albums will be released on 20 May as limited edition vinyl LPs plus free downloads, featuring artwork designed by Matthew Young. They’re available for pre-order now.