Magazine article New Internationalist

The Secret Sounds of Savamala

Magazine article New Internationalist

The Secret Sounds of Savamala

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The Secret Sounds of Savamala

by Howlround (Fog 005 LP and download)

It was John Cage, that wonderful maverick compo- sitional inventor, who pointed out that silence - at least in any normal environment - does not exist. And so, over 60 years after Cage's 'silent' work - 4'33"- comes the Howlround duo with all the strange and wonderful silences that it hears.

The Secret Sounds of Savamala - only a few LPs have been pressed, but there is an infinite number of downloads - is the latest foray by Robin Fogic and Chris Weaver into what's not there.

The first album, The Ghosts of Bush, involved the sounds of empty Bush House, the headquarters of the BBC World Service, and was something of an experimental music smash hit. For this one, Howlround are in a derelict customs house on the River Sava in Belgrade. …

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