3.2.22

Nord View by Prospector Sound










Manchester-based musician and founding member of the innovative band Marconi Union, Richard Talbot, has launched the new ambient project Prospector Sound, a new addition to the list of miscellaneous pseudonyms with which he has been creating since the late 1980s.

Nord View is the first piece unveiled from the impending album Red Sargasso which will be out April 29th, 2022 via The Ambient Zone.

With the music being both comforting and shivery at the same time, Prospector Sound achieves an organic sound which is highlighted through the use of refined discovered sounds and field recordings, making a moody fusion.

“Quite a long time ago, I lost track of what people considered to be Ambient Music and consciously decided to just focus on my own path,” the artists says. “Whenever, I make music, I’m making imaginary places for myself.”

Talbot continues with a statement on the new album: “I make music constantly for my own pleasure, without any plans to release it commercially. I like to create playlists to listen to it while I’m driving or doing stuff around the house. Most of the tracks that came to make up Red Sargasso, were a part of two very lengthy playlists which I kept returning to. After a long time listening to both of them in different settings, I realized that although these particular tracks had been recorded several years apart, they seemed to have a connection with each other. So really it was as if the album made itself without any intention on my part.”

“When I’d finished the album, I was quite surprised to see how much of it was dominated by images of water and the sea, Obviously, I was attracted by the idea of big empty spaces that were featureless which was a pretty good indicator of my mood at the time.”

“I guess I have my own ideas about what the music represents but those places are fictional and anyone listening can use their imagination and experiences to create their version of those places. So my Lake Habermas might be completely different to the listener’s and both are just as valid.”

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Prospector Sound

The Ambient Zone