strictly limited hand-numbered edition CD (30 copies only !) - SPECIAL EDITION
Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Glass mastered CD. Packaged in thick kraft recycled cardboard digisleeve with frame.it holds a set of 2 double-sided art cards with a different artwork from the regular edition on 350gr satin paper + a set of 3 square photos on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme.
Inner sleeve features a strip of paper mentioning edition number, artist’s name + title.
Includes unlimited streaming of Raaswater
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
“In 1871, Thomas Baines, on his way back from visiting Lobengula and the Tati Goldfields, crossed the Limpopo on Mmabolela, and camped near the “Raaswater” where the Limpopo tumbles over granite rocks polished smooth by the passage of water over thousands of years.”
Raaswater is a seamless album of compositions using sound recordings made whilst participating on the 2018 Sonic Mmabolela residency for sound artists and composers in the Limpopo province of South Africa. With a small group of likeminded people led by Francisco López & Barbara Ellison, I spent countless hours exploring the dynamic environments of the Mmabolela reserve by walking, resting, listening, interacting, experiencing and recording a plethora of environments, objects, phemonema, structures, fauna and phyla unique to the area. Raaswater is a personal aural reflection depicting a rare, isolated and complex sonic environment rich with life, death and enlightenment.
(Clinton Watkins, 27 November 2019)
released April 23, 2021
LOCATION : Mmabolela reserve, Limpopo, South Africa.
Written and produced by Clinton Watkins 2020 @ small window studios,Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Special thanks to :
Francisco López, Barbara Ellison, Neil Lowe, Mark and Lesley Berry, Roché van Tiddens, Andy Martin, Jun Mizumachi, Luke Pearson, Kim Foscato, Steve Norton, Jim Speers, Tim Checkley, Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland University of Technology (NZ), my wife and children AD, Moss & Winter, and the environment of Mmabolela.