tizianocavigliablog
Fa il quarto uomo a mahjong.

Il suono della Guerra Fredda 09.04.13

Dal lancio di un missile balistico intercontinentale al volo dello X-15, tutti i suoni della Guerra Fredda raccolti in un particolare album del 1961 pubblicato da Reprise Records, X-15 and Other Sounds of Rockets, Missiles, and Jets.

L'Atlantic racconta la storia di questo particolare album, anacronisticamente futurista, partendo dalla descrizione stampata sul retro della copertina.

We are indebted to the abilities and perseverance of the many sound technicians who operated those [recording] machines, past and present. To the nameless front-line technicians who recorded the sounds of World War Ii aircraft under every condition (using wire, disc, film, and primitive tape machines), gratitude is expressed for the sounds they recorded under super-human stress. To their successors, we give our thanks for preserving these historic sounds while fulfilling their primary mission of recording higher and faster flight.