"[Sy][ria] consists of 5 compositions based mainly on sound from field recordings made between April and May 2011 on various locations across Syria. These include Damascus, Maaloula, "Road 90" to Palmyra, Deir ez-Zur, Aleppo and Hama and their surrounding areas. Due to security reasons when the government forces were trying to suppress the start of the uprising, I used only my Sony portable minidisc recorder with its internal microphone.
Based on the ongoing events in Syria that would eventually break the country down into pieces, I cut my initial field recordings into small fragments and re-arranged them into new compositions. At the end I decided to add two more tracks made on Vostok synthesiser.
Where images take us apart sounds can bring us together."
Money collected from the downloads will be used to help people who had to flee Syria due to the ongoing civil war. There are currently over 1 million children who are refugees of Syria with no schools to go to. Kordík and LOM hope that this recording can generate some money for these children, so they do not become "a lost generation". The money will be donated to the AVAAZ organization.
released October 28, 2013
Mastering by Jonáš Gruska
Photo taken in Hama, courtesy of Daniel Kordík
Image post processing by Andrej Chudý