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Lay-by Lullaby [2013]

Car radio fitted in leather travel case, pair of traffic cones with custom fitted speakers, braided flex, sound collage [73mins]

 

 

“Following on from the 'Asleep at the wheel...' installation, my 'Lay-by Lullaby' invites you to take a break from our fast lane society. The composition is based around location recordings I made in the middle of the night over the M3 motorway, right at the end of the road where JG Ballard lived. He wrote his seminal works on car culture [Crash, Concrete Island], as the motorway was being built past the front of his house in 1973. The speeding traffic dopplertrails reveal fleeting passages of soporific sounds that entice you to recline, drift and fade away.”  

"Lay-by Lullaby" CD album in deluxe 6 page card case released feb 2014 by 12k records New York. here

"the upcoming janek schaefer cd is absolutely the best thing i've ever heard from him… and i'm not just saying that 'cos it's on 12k." [Taylor Dupree]