Charles Richard " Sonic Earth " Featured

Charles Richard is a Royal College of Art Alumni exploring multidisiplary theams. Founding Sonic Earth in 2017, the platform incorporates archival process, installation design and composition to reveal the potential of geological languages as vessels of sonic mystery. Working as an intermediary between the material and listener, Sonic Earth creates processed digital soundworlds composed directly through the internal resonances of extracted layers of the compressed landscape.

“ Each rock is a testament of time that encapsulates universe and Earth. For the Sonic earth project I am seeking ways to synthesize the sounds of rocks. Working from this 21st century standpoint to rewire new sonic perspectives and experiences through the library of geological time. Over the last few years this work has discovered and evolved new ways of recording to capture a true audial of each resonant body. Recording rock tableau from both my own travels and also with the opportunity to record from the archive within the Natural History Museum, London, I have amassed a number of material recordings. “ Charles Richard, September 2021



Track Listing:

1.Egyptian Orange Onyx

2.Jaune De Castille

3.Elbow Valley Final

4.Valencia Cream

5.Sculpture 5

6.Cipollino Dorato

7.Four Stones

8.Conglomerate Marble

9.Estoril Marble

10.Jerusalem Marble

11.Black Granite

12.Indian Forest Marble



Label: Glacial Movements

Artist: Charles Richard

Release date : 08th November 2021

Format: CD digipack with 8pp booklet

Cat. Num: GM046

Barcode: 8033959880456

All tracks mixed and produced by Sonic Earth, 2018-2021

Mastering by Matteo Sinazzè Savaris @ Jung Studio

Cover photos by Bjarne Riesto

Booklet photos courtesy of United States Geological Survey

Sleeve design by Rutger Zuydervelt

A Glacial Movements Records release, november 2021. All rights reserved.