nigel samways //
veilleur de nuit //
released january 30th 2009 //
The new EP from English sound artist Nigel Samways is part audio diary, part sonic love letter to the city of Paris. Based around field recordings made on the rainy streets of a night time metropolis - we find memories from magnetic tape & digital disc resurfacing to drift amongst re-workings of multiple versions of Cole Porter's standard 'I Love Paris'. Here, distant jazz piano dissolves into steaming kitchen doorways emerging from labyrinthine side streets in an evocation of a personal recollection.
This work constitutes a companion piece of sorts to his previous "Mestre Full Stop" EP which was based around field recordings made around Venice, Italy.