Here is another review of the Tiny Portraits project from Flaming Pines, courtesy of A Closer Listen.
The always creative Flaming Pines label has just launched its third 3″ series, arriving on the heels of the successful Birds of a Feather and Rivers Home sets. Tiny Portraits is a year-long series in which artists are invited to reflect on place, in particular “somewhere small, overlooked or obscure”. It’s also a broadening of concepts first explored on Flaming Pines’ Australia-based 2013 compilation of the same name. The first four singles (released concurrently) come from Siavash Amini (Iran), Yuco (Japan), Zenjungle (Greece) and Sound Awakener (Vietnam). Arash Akbari’s sound map helps the listener to position the recordings in space. Yet while the inspirations may be international, the tone is similar; these singles sound like home.
Given the theme of the last series, it’s appropriate that the new series includes the sound of birds. Siavash Amini‘s Luminous Streams of Dawn (Doostan Boulevard, Tehran) isn’t what most people think…
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