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Chris Watson // El Tren Fantasma CD

Chris Watson // El Tren Fantasma CD

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Chris Watson, an important figure in the field recording scene who was also active as a BBC sound engineer and Hafler Trio,An album inspired by Pierre Schaeffer.It is a work close to musique concrète based on the concrete sound of the railway... Contains 10 songs.It is a digipak specification.

"Take the ghost train from Los Mochis to Veracruz and travel cross country, coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic. Ride the rhythm of the rails on board the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (FNM) and the music of a journey that has now passed into history. "

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 program 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 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 now more than a decade since FNM operated its last continuous passenger service across country. 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 jou rney itself along the tracks of one of Mexico's greatest engineering projects.

Artist: Chris Watson

Label: Touch 

Chris Watson, an important figure in the field recording scene who was also active as a BBC sound engineer and Hafler Trio,An album inspired by Pierre Schaeffer.It is a work close to musique concrète based on the concrete sound of the railway... Contains 10 songs.It is a digipak specification.

"Take the ghost train from Los Mochis to Veracruz and travel cross country, coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic. Ride the rhythm of the rails on board the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México (FNM) and the music of a journey that has now passed into history. "

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 program 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 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 now more than a decade since FNM operated its last continuous passenger service across country. 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 jou rney itself along the tracks of one of Mexico's greatest engineering projects.

Artist: Chris Watson

Label: Touch