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On Holiday in Your Headphones

One of the enduring figures in the realm of field recording and blogs about field recording is San Francisco based blogger The Quiet American who runs the eponymous blog. In the introductory section to the site viewers are warned that the comments therein are of a highly opinionated nature. This is part of what makes the Quiet American worth visiting. The other part is the wonderful collection of field recordings and compositions that the writer has put together, many of them derived from exotic, far-flung corners of the earth. As well as being beautifully designed, the site is deep and idiosyncratic, a combination which, should you take a liking to the style, makes for many hours of engaged perusal.