Important!!!! Get yer cans out!!! This Must Be The Place is a binaural recording, and for the best listening experience should really only be listened to on headphones.
This Must Be The Place: A sonic time-machine. A portal to musical moment, in the very place it happened.
Binaural recordings (when experienced on headphones), give a 360° audio image, rather than the simple left and right of a stereo recording; on listening we are enveloped in 3 Dimensional sound.
There’s a real sense of the space the songs were written and played in, and of the moment in time that the recordings were captured. A unique, immersive listening experience.
Recorded across two days in Grassington, this Must Be The Place explores the ways in which people’s memories, the events in our lives, and the experiences we have are embedded in the very walls and streets of a place, rooted in its very soil. The place in your hometown that when you’re there, you’re the most "home" that you can be? The place that most speaks to you, that draws you back when you’re away, that centres you, the place where that thing happened?
Throughout May and early June 2018 Hope & Social met and spoke with a number of people from Grassington, and visited the places they felt were significant in the fabric of their lives, in this place. From these conversations and field-trips the band have written and recorded six songs that can be listened to in the six unique locations where the pieces were recorded.
The recordings contained herein were only ever meant to be heard (via a pair of tin-cans and some string - see album cover) in the exact places they were recorded, as an antidote to the ubiquity of the internetz-available mp3. We're releasing this EP now, during the enforced period of social-distancing and self-isolation due to the Coronavirus pandemic because there doesn't seem to be a better time to give you the chance to virtually travel to this beautiful village in the Yorkshire Dales. So, take a seat (in your garden, or somewhere where you can feel the heat of the sun stream in through your windows), pop your headphones on, close your eyes and let yourself be transported to the greenery of North Yorkshire. Smell the grass. Listen to the birds... oh and keep your ears out for that Spitfire!
More info at: hopeandsocial.co.uk/projects/this-must-be-the-place/