Episode 378: Randy Randall (of No Age)

13Dec

Sound Field Volume One turned out quite differently than its creator planned. Randy Randall had grand plans for field recordings. Inspired by his early years growing up the Inland Empire, the No Age guitarist took a microphone to the freeways of Southern California. Turns out all freeways more or less sound the same. Lesson learned. The experience did, however, shape his first instrumental for the Arthur King collective. A more traditional collection of ambient tracks, the album takes the listener on a sort of sonic road trip, from Desert Sunrise to Shore Sunset. It’s an impressive collection for a first time ambient artist, and a far cry from No Age’s much loved noise rock.