Drawing from the influence of electronic artists like Squarepusher, Nollman has assembled an album of beat-based manipulated animal sound pieces that wouldn’t be out of place on the Warp Records roster. It’s as if Brian Eno and David Byrne’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts drew from natural sounds rather than “thrifted” answering machine tapes and shortwave preachers. The rhythmic and repetitive nature of the material draws out the inherent musicality of animal calls that Nollman has pointed at throughout his career.
The pieces on Music for Swimming and Flying were drawn from material collected during the course of the artist’s scientific work and fitted to the narratives and experiences explored within.
All music by Jim Nollman
Charles Amirkhanian – Executive Producer
Andrew Weathers – Producer and Mastering Engineer
Liam Herb – Introductory Liner Notes
Jim Nollman – Liner Notes
Mark Fischer – Cover Wavelet Image, courtesy of Aguasonic
Mark Abramson – Cover Layout
Gretchen Korsmo – Booklet Layout