BJ Nilsen & Chris Watson – Storm

Storm #Tone 27 / CD / 2006


1. Chris Watson – No Man’s Land

2. BJ Nilsen & Chris Watson – SIGWX

3. BJ Nilsen Austrvegr


“During December 2000 several significant storm fronts developed across the North Sea and Scandinavia. Benny remarked to me that he had recorded some of these on the Baltic coast and proposed a collaborative CD project based around our mutual interests in the rhythms and music created when the elements combine over land and out to sea.
We spent the next few years gathering recordings on our respective coastlines and islands during the very active weather windows during the autumnal equinox and winter solstice. This was focused around our following one particular cyclonic system, which veers over Snipe Point on Lindisfarne to the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth, and finally descends upon Öland and Gotland where Benny listened in with a favourite pair of Sennheiser omnidirectional microphones.”
Chris Watson, Newcastle upon Tyne, August 2006 (Cover text)

Track 1: Recorded during the months of October & November from 2000 to 2005 on the North East coast of England and Scotland.
Microphones: Sennheiser 2 x MKH 110’s binaural pair, MKH 60/30 M&S rig, DPA 2 x 4060’s spaced omnis. Recorders: Nagra IV-S, Nagra PII and Sound Devices 744T. Edited and mixed in Boston, July 2006.
Track 2: Mixed in Boston and Stockholm, June & July 2006.
Track 3: Edited and mixed in Stockholm, 2006.

All tracks published by Touch Music [MCPS]
Cover: 2001/06. Mastered at Skye
℗ & © 2005 Touch. Made in England

Available at “Touch 25” live events during October 2006.
Retail release: 13 Nov 2006.