Touch has released the newest album from Jana Winderen. It’s entitled Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone and was commissioned by Sonic Acts's Dark Ecology. It was initially premiered as a 7-channel installation at the Sonic Acts festival and has now come to CD. The description for the album is as follows:
The marginal ice zone is the dynamic border between the open sea and the sea ice, which is ecologically extremely vulnerable. The phytoplankton present in the sea produces half of the oxygen on the planet. During spring, this zone is the most important CO2 sink in our biosphere. In Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone the sounds of the living creatures become a voice in the current political debate concerning the official definition of the location of the ice edge.
The listener experiences the bloom of plankton, the shifting and crackling sea ice in the Barents Sea around Spitsbergen, towards the North Pole, and the underwater sounds made by bearded seals, migrating species such as humpbacks and orcas, and the sound made by hunting saithe, crustaceans and spawning cod, all depending on the spring bloom.
You can find more information about the album on Touch’s website here. The album can also be purchased on the same page. Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone will also be released on Jana Winderen’s Bandcamp page here. It will officially be released through that outlet on November 9th.