It is exactly that, but I don’t recall who the voice belongs to. It was one of David’s selections I believe. I was responsible for combining the German phrase sequence from a short wave radio recording, I’ve no idea what she’s saying – perhaps it’s the German shipping forecast, someone out there must know. Other voice appearances are from Gregory Peck (‘who gives a damn’) and Oliver Hardy (‘so far, so good’). The working title for this track was ‘Indoor Fireworks’ – no idea why … perhaps some of Richard’s fizzing keyboard sounds.
STER was a working title I was using, an acronym which stands for: ‘Sounds That Emit Randomly’, and when spoken sounds like ‘stir’ which gives it a secondary dimension as we all live with ambient noise stirring in the background. I want to explore a type of harmony that can exist within a blend of ambience, dissonance, minimal musicality and repetition but in a random, unconstructed format. There are many out there doing this already but I feel we all have our own take on it as there’s a level of composition involved even though it’s less perceivable than normal.