The deep south and beyond.
Project Harvest Diary 3rd May - 17th May
We hit Kansas and headed for the local bovine Auschwitz to record some crazy machinery and generators. The cattle didn't really have much to say though unfortunately. We headed down to Fort Worth recording some plains, fields and birds on the way before boarding the old steam train.
Results were excellent even if I say so myself even though I came close to decapitation as I hung out of an empty carriage window recording the tracks. So far some great train sounds recorded out here!
That evening we went 'undercover' once more to sample the local Rodeo.
It seemed more than a coincident that ever single cowboy fell off in the time limit, yet the last cowboy of the evening stayed on that god damn bull too long if you ask me.
The following day we headed to Ennis to record the All Harvey Drag Race and got some awsome sounds in the can. We were given access to the side of the track as they raced past at the speed of lightning and we also recorded in the stands, by the bikes themselves before racing, "backstage biker hangout" and some announcements over the speakers.
After recording bits and pieces around Texas we made our way to New Orleans in Louisiana which turned out to be an absolute blast!
The first day we boarded the paddle steam boat to get some great sounds in the engine room, the paddle wheel itself, announcements over the speaker, deck and dining area atmospheres and a beat of all the loud horn. HOOOONNNNK.
We later recorded the canal street ferry which was so so and later recorded the world famous street cars. Also in our time in the city we recorded various parking lot sounds, generic city sounds, hotels, bars, restaurants, around the amazing French quarter, drunkards in Bourbon Street and some generators and elevators. We met some great people at the hostel and went out on saturday
evening and awoke with sore heads on the sunday.
We left the city to hit the swamps only to get stuck in the middle of the worst thunder, lightning and rain ever. To make matters worse the windscreen wipers broke so we had to keep pulling over when the rain got too heavy. We booked into a motel and recorded some thunder before retiring after a hot shower. The next morning things got worse as the van wouldn't start up at all. As a result the got towed to an "auto shop" so we hired a 4*4 to record and to get us to the swamps to get some atmospheres.