A selection of superb natural sound CDs from Chris Watson – the leading wildlife sound recordist and Wildeye tutor. All the CDs are available mail-order worldwide (paypal), or by cheque (UK).

Chris is now widely regarded as one of the most creative sound artists in the business. His recent credits include the hugely popular Springwatch and Autumnwatch, and he received the Wildlife Film Asia Award for the BBC’s Galapagos: Born of Fire. Chris also creates for the radio, with credits including Soundscape: The Sea Swallow, Watersong and The Estuary all for BBC Radio 4.
Further information from www.chriswatson.net

In St Cuthbert’s Time
The Sounds of Lindisfarne and the Gospels – To celebrate the exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels on Palace Green, Durham from July to September 2013, award–winning wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson has researched the sonic environment of the Holy Island as it might have been experienced by St Cuthbert in 700 A.D. Track listing: 1. Winter 2. Lencten 3. Sumor 4. Haerfest
He writes: “A 7th Century Soundscape of Lindisfarne Throughout human history artists have been influenced by their surroundings and the sounds of the landscape they inhabit. When Eadfrith, the Bishop of Lindisfarne, was writing and illustrating the Lindisfarne Gospels on that island during the late 7th C. and early 8th C. he would have been immersed in the sounds of Holy Island whilst he created this remarkable work. This production aims to reflect upon the daily and seasonal aspects of the evolving variety of ambient sounds that accompanied life and work during that period of exceptional thought and creativity.” St Cuthbert was an Anglo Saxon monk, bishop and hermit who became prior of Lindisfarne in c. 665. In later life Cuthbert felt called to be a hermit and moved to the nearby island of Inner Farne to begin fighting the spiritual forces of evil in solitude. Cuthbert became associated with the birds and other animals on the island and gave special protection to the Eider duck which is still known locally as Cuddy’s duck.
CD £10.86 + delivery

Order In St Cuthbert’s Time by paypal:

CD £10.86 + £2.00 Post & Packing to
UK




CD £10.86 + £3.50 Post & Packing to
Europe




CD £10.86 + £4.00 Post & Packing to
Rest of World




El Tren Fantasma
El Tren Fantasma, (The Ghost Train), is Chris Watson’s 4th solo album for Touch, and his first since Weather Report in 2003, which was named as one of the albums you should hear before you die in The Guardian. A Radio programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 30 Oct, 2010, produced by Sarah Blunt, and described as “a thrilling acoustic journey across the heart of Mexico from Pacific to Atlantic coast using archive recordings to recreate a rail passenger service which no longer exists. It’s now more than a decade since FNM operated its last continuous passenger service across country. Chris Watson spent a month on board the train with some of the last passengers to travel this route. As sound recordist he was part of the film crew working on a programme in the BBC TV series Great Railways Journeys. Now, in this album, the journey of the ‘ghost train’ is recreated, evoking memories of a recent past, capturing the atmosphere, rhythms and sounds of human life, wildlife and the journey itself along the tracks of one of Mexico’s greatest engineering projects.
CD £10.86 + delivery

Order El Tren Fantasma by paypal:

CD £10.86 + £2.00 Post & Packing to
UK




CD £10.86 + £3.50 Post & Packing to
Europe




CD £10.86 + £4.00 Post & Packing to
Rest of World




Outside the Circle of Fire
The purr of a leopard close up against a baobab tree, waiting. Whales surfacing, breathing in cold air. Coll starling imitate the noise of farm machinery from the hollow ring of a ruined bothy. The rattle of wood over a black stream… Featuring 22 close-up recordings of animals, birds and insect life, “Outside the Circle of Fire” enlarges our awareness of the sound universe, intimate with voices from the past. There is an intensity here that television pictures cannot conjure.
CD £10 + delivery

Order Outside the Circle of Fire by paypal:

CD £10.00 + £2.00 Post & Packing to
UK




CD £10.00 + £3.50 Post & Packing to
Europe




CD £10.00 + £4.00 Post & Packing to
Rest of World




Weather Report
The weather has created and shaped all our habitats. Clearly it also has a profound and dynamic effect upon our lives and that of other animals. The three locations featured here all have moods and characters which are made tangible by the elements, and these periodic events are represented within by a form of time compression. Chris constructs collages of sounds, which evolve from a series of recordings made at the specific locations over varying periods of time.
CD £10.86 + delivery

Order Weather Report by paypal:

CD £10.86 + £2.00 Post & Packing to
UK




CD £10.86 + £3.50 Post & Packing to
Europe




CD £10.86 + £4.00 Post & Packing to
Rest of World




Star Switch On
“Star Switch On” is a reflection of the current obsession with ‘mapping’, ‘storing’ and ‘modulating’. We were interested in what would happen when artists were given a ‘carte-blanche’ to work with recordings that had a definite and undeniable subject, location and atmosphere – the wildlife sound recordings of Chris Watson published on “Stepping Into the Dark” and “Outside the Circle of Fire” – imagining a perverse take on library music, sampling, remix, all inadequate in denoting the soundscapes we hoped such a brief would encourage. CD £10 + delivery

Order Star Switch On by paypal:

CD £10.00 + £2.00 Post & Packing to
UK




CD £10.00 + £3.50 Post & Packing to
Europe




CD £10.00 + £4.00 Post & Packing to
Rest of World




All CDs – Order by cheque (UK only):

Send a UK cheque made out to ‘Wildeye’ for the amount per CD (above) + £2.00 p&p (per order) with your address and the titles of the CD(s) you want to:
Jason Peters/Wildeye, 58 Vale Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4JS