AboutListening Center is the alias of drummer and electronic musician, David Mason. Drawing primarily from influences such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, lost film/TV soundtracks, and Kosmische Musik, Listening Center presents a patchwork of imagined pasts/futures, in which the listener can make his or her way through an undergrowth of dream-like melodies and electronic sound palettes which have the effect of being now reassuring, now unsettling.
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Pre-orders are now open for Retrieving, awaiting release on June 24th. The limited edition vinyl LP with design by Nick Taylor is available in the UK and Europe from shops such as Norman Records and Piccadilly Records. It is also … Continue reading
Now available from the Listening Center Bandcamp page.
Our debut album, Example One, is being reissued by the wonderful London-based label, Polytechnic Youth in a vinyl edition of 500. It is available now in European shops or you can order direct from Polytechnic Youth, and will be available … Continue reading
Listening Center’s re-constructed audio montage addresses the recordings of the Royal Danish Ballet production Uropa, which include the dialogue and narratives of refugee performers and dancers, along with Mikkel Hess’s score. Much of the audio was fed into tape loop … Continue reading
New collaboration with Paolo Javier…
“Poet Paolo Javier and Ghost Box recording artist Listening Center collaborate on an exploratory assemblage of clangorous sounds and mysterious fragments of speech. Field recordings of a shadowy Filipino poet are the starting point for a darkened journey through an underworld … Continue reading
Contributed a written piece to Delusions of Adequacy, on one of my favorite albums – Luna Africana, by Clara Mondshine (Walter Bachauer). Read it here.