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by Carl Laukkanen.


Released on cassette/digital via Moon Villain:

Released December 3rd, 2021


The world communicates to us in sound. It sways, and dances, screeches, and explodes. And every object has it’s own personality and character; each squeak or blop, spat, or gloop communicates to us (possibly) precisely.

‘Collections’ is a narrative of everyday sounds. A playful sonic stop-animation of familiar and less familiar sounds overlapping and careening into each other, weaving patterns of textures and rhythms.

The series was formed by collecting related and contrasting sounds. It is an appreciation of sound for sounds sake; an exploration in hearing the musicality and range of emotion in “non-musical” sounds. All sound is music anyways.



released December 7, 2021

All sounds recorded with a Zoom H4. Other than EQ and some dynamic processing, no effects or modulation were used.

Recorded, & Mixed by Carl Laukkanen.
Mastered by John Thayer

Thanks to Christy, Eric, Isabel, Cody, K.C., Callie, Tuna, Alex, Rachel, Michael, Julian, Ximena, Sam and my family (and anyone else I might have missed) for letting me record you. What a generous gift it is to be a sensory organism able to be tickled by sounds. Here’s to all the moments we are truly present and can really hear.

This work is dedicated to the memory of Steven M. Miller.



Carl Laukkanen. Portland, Oregon

Oregon born and raised. Sound artist, musician, composer dabbling in this or that.

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