If anyone's interested, I wrote a Blog post about my return to making field recordings as a result of the recent passing of my canine companion: Extract:
'I was once a keen field recorder, my trusty Sony MZ-R35
mini-disc recorder (in a very fetching blue) and a pair of home-made binaural mics made from a pair of Panasonic WM-61
capsules was considered to be a half decent set-up many moons ago. I used this combination to make a lot of recordings and have used them throughout the years, incorporating some of them on my albums (‘Orcus’ in particular) and for creating sound art installation soundtracks. For me, binaural recordings capture a spatial ‘realism’ (unsurpassed with other recording techniques).
I’ve now returned to making recordings, since my canine companion Maxa
is sadly with us no more, I haven’t had the motivation to return to my music projects. I still feel the need to do something
, so I decided this was better than (creating) nothing...'https://igneousflame.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/field-recordings-a-return-to/