SOUND: composition, installations, performance, releases

credit: Gruenrekorder



Released on Gruenrekorder [GrDl 135]. 15 February 2014.


This album was created in collaboration with David Colohan. He provided several field recordings and small musical excerpts, which I combined with my own selections to create imaginary landscapes.

Places are made real as we encounter them, through our physical presence, memories, and imagination. This album was created using location recordings and the timbres of musical instruments. These have been transformed into landscapes that are perhaps as fictive as they are real. Birds eat bread from a frost-covered wall. Trains rattle over bridges in the centre of London. A mysterious drone sounds out in rural Ireland. Someone throws stones into a stream. A police siren plays a duet with a piano.


Hal Harmon reviewed the album at Musique Machine concluding "Parmar & Colohan have created ten skillfully crafted pieces to accompany you through life's mundanities and then transport you to the ethereal realms."

On "...between...", Parmar & Colohan offer up 10 thought-provoking, sonic excursions. The tracks incorporate and meld various sounds and techniques, relying predominantly on field recordings, electro-acoustic manipulations, ambient drone, and some solid (though often subtle) instrumentation. This blending of techniques is exemplified by the opening track, "Hilltop, Surrounded by the City". Beautifully played piano and an undefinable ambient sound, mingle with wildlife recordings, to create a track that is equally majestic and meditative.