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CUTLER, CHRIS: There and Back Again
A companion to 'Twice around the Earth, 'There and Back Again' uses 44 environmental recordings to explore - amongst other things - the way memory works, and how the experience of passing time is constructed. Mainly it's just meant to be good to listen to: surprising, serendipitous, mundane - but alien, the commonplace transfigured - an agglomeration of inadvertent sounds made haphazardly by the world and some of its inhabitants that were never meant to survive, and certainly not to be listened to repeatedly. And yet - they seem to add up. I listened to this many times and it keeps changing, though it can't. I don't understand it, but I like it. As a whole it's very different from 'Twice', though both share some locations (taken at different points) making reading across the two CDs another dimension of listening.