the art of ambience: volume not decibels

Before there was the 1616 house there was 516. Sandwiched between neighbors (and our forgiving housemates) this is where Erik Carlson (aka AREA C) and I learned the basics of sonic-psychology: That ‘volume’ and actual decibels can be separate aspects of sound.

While we didn’t crank it up to fill the space, our tools of the trade were of course many effects plugged into tiny amps… But also the medium of the faint light of dusk to dawn.

Five 16 is the fifth track off the 1616 EP originally recorded in 1991. Area C, guitars / jh0st, bass