John Perreault – Recorded Message / Traffic LP



Ultra limited LP release, comes with 6 pages booklet, featuring two tape works pieces by conceptual artist John Perreault (b. 1937). The first work, “A Recorded Message,” features a tape loop with what sounds like a mechanized recording of someone saying “this is a recorded message” mixed over a soundscape of ambient sounds of automobiles and city streets. The second piece, “Traffic,” is a fairly straightforward field recording of traffic sounds made on West 10th Street between Bleeker and Hudson in New York City from 2 o’clock to 3 o’clock in the afternoon on September 25, 1969.