For the love of a story or two.
I'll be travelling a lot through the next month or two, Los Angeles and New York. It may be a while before I can update the site again.
In the mean time here is a bit of short story I wrote and a rough cut of our most recent recordings. I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas and turn of the new year.
Audiobook: The Happy Prince
“Why can’t you be like the Happy Prince?” asked a sensible mother of her little boy who was crying for the moon. “The Happy Prince never dreams of crying for anything.”
This is a pre-final version. Jane Aker did a fine job, I just need to finish mastering the recording. Here it is, roughly.
By W.R. Smith: The Girl, The Fire-Eagle and The Sheep
"Of all the families on the reservation I was the only girl put to take care of sheep.
"My mother would shake me in the morning and say, 'Wake-up! Wake-up! You have one hour.' I had to get the sheep out to graze before school. It was very hard. Sometimes I would go home crying because the sheep wouldn't cooperate -- after all I was only one little girl with a whole flock of sheep! ... read more
We've just released a series of Musicbox Recordings for Christmas, free to download and use. Happy Holidays!
In the old barn loft is something almost remembered. In the faded corn powder and littered straw, the boards creaking underfoot, between the rafters and soft dirt below – something. Only it has hidden itself in the very frame and shape of the building, red paint flaking outside, rotted tires within, and mouse nests ... read more
We are in the process of releasing all our titles under Creative Commons BY licensing. It takes some time to get permission from all involved but we are getting there. Stay tuned.
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A nine hour audiobook with atmospheric and musical scoring. Join us in funding our most ambitious recording to date. To be released under CC-BY (free) licensing.
We are working to make this recording landmark in its depth of production as well as in the free-ness of its release.
Audiobook: The Tyger
This marks our first 96khz, 24 bit mastered recording, the preamp and microphone both utilizing tube circuitry.
Written by William Blake, music by Fastigium and Jane Aker on the microphone. The Tyger is our latest new recording. I hope you enjoy this poetic read.
Audiobook: The Red Room
"I can assure you," said I, "that it will take a very tangible ghost to frighten me." And I stood up before the fire with my glass in my hand.
By H.G. Wells. The story begins with the narrator, who’s standing by a fire in an unknown room, confidently announcing to a couple of rather creepy elderly people that he’s never seen a ghost and is not easily frightened.
By W.R. Smith: Sister Hippo
Be it near or be it in a land far, far away... be it short or be it long, long ago as once ever was, Sister Hippo grew bored of her modest appearance. One day a package arrived special order and soon stood to one side, empty. Dressed and anxious to debut her new colorful and exotic self, Sister Hippo called a meeting and for Bunyoro Rabbit, the tiny Dik-Dik and Pygmy Hedgehog to attend.
Mouse joined the party to see what it was all about and sat on a pebble.
Sister Hippo thumped her great foot on the ground and said: "Now, little ones, tell me why I am beautiful." ... read more
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