Pascal Battus, Bertrand Gauguet, and Éric La Casa Release Chantier 4


Pascal Battus, Bertrand Gauguet, and Éric La Casa have released the newest edition of their Chantier releases. Chantier 4 is released on Swarming, a label founded by Éric La Casa, Philip Samartzis, and Jean-Luc Guionnet. You can listen to the final track on the album, "Philharmonie 3", above. The album was recorded in Philharmonie's building site in 2013. The following note comes with the album:

Since 2010, the building site has been a space where we question our practice, like workers. Improvising with the background noise of the site, the myriad sounds of machines, the gestures and words of the workers, our research unfolds over multiple sound territories, ranging from acoustics to anthropology.

You can see the tracklist below. The album is available to purchase from the Swarming Bandcamp page here.

Chantier 4 tracklist:

1. Philharmonie 1
2. Philharmonie 2
3. Philharmonie 3

BBC Launches BBC Sound Effects Database With 16,000+ Freely Downloadable WAV Files


BBC has launched a database entitled BBC Sound Effects which, at the moment, contains 16,016 sound effects freely available to download. You can browse through the thousands of sound effects here. All files are available for use under the RemArc license, which you can view here.

All files come as WAV files and range from "A large Circular saw cutting 12-foot planks" to "Restaurants: Large Canteen, quiet, loud hiss of steam". The site also comes with a convenient search function,

Diego Behncke Releases New Album on Gauss PDF, Soundtracked New Short Film Playing at Cannes


Chilean musician Diego Behncke recently released his newest album Alalia on Gauss PDF. It features twenty tracks of playful electroacoustic noodling and skittering noise. You can listen to the first track "00 Ormolu" above. The entirety of Alalia is available for free download on the Gauss PDF site here (direct download link here). All tracks are WAV files and the download comes with a .pdf file.

The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival will be taking place next month. Included in the International Critics' Week section of the festival is a film from Felipe Gálvez named Rapaz. Diego Behncke created the soundtrack for the film. You can find more information about Rapaz here. Behncke has previously released albums on Speculations Editions and Presna Manual.

Catriel Nievas Releases New Album 2015


Argentinian musician Catriel Nievas has released a new album entitled 2015. As hinted by the title, the album was recorded in 2015 between May and November. The album features 19 tracks of varying lengths that move between quotidian field recordings and unassuming guitar playing. That's the album cover above, and you can stream the entire album via Nievas's Bandcamp page here.

Earlier this year, Nievas released an album with Iván González on Impulsive Habitat entitled Neblina. Last year, Nievas collaborated with Joe Wheeler on Balance, an album released by Marginal Frequency.