Recording of the Week: Maggots Fun by Richard Devine

Recording of the Week is a series of posts dedicated to feature a sound recording published in the community during each week, in order to promote different kinds of recordists over the web.

How many recordists like the idea of submerging two H2a hydrophones into a wet mud full of thousands of squirming maggots?

Well, Richard Devine did it. Listen to the result.

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Creepy, huh? When it comes to experimentation and crazy sounds, there’s no other like Richard. The texture generated by those maggots is pretty incredible, even delicate. It proves that we can get really unique and weird sounds, but sometimes we’ll have to do crazy things to get them.

Richard used two Aquarian Audio H2a-XLR hydrophones directly into the mud, and also placed two DPA-4060 Lavaliers on the top surface. Then he just left the maggots do their job. All the material was captured at 96kHz/24-Bit into a Sound Devices recorder.

So… What are those crazy things you’ve done in order to get exotic sounds?

Miguel Isaza M

Listener, speaker.