It felt like being inside a huge clockwork mounted somewhere high up the tower but actually it was not. We’re standing at the traffic lights at Gotlandsgatan-Östgötagatan crossing in Sodermalm. The tick of the small boxes fixed to the light posts is getting out of sync, the sound is moving like a merry-go-round.

That was Day Eight.
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  1. I love those sounds. It’s very nice that the rhythm is changing.
    We have a big intersection here in Malmö with lots of crossings that I’ve been wanting to record ever since I lived just next to it (moved away from that place in 2009). The problem is dense traffic during daytime and muggers during night time so I haven’t dared doing it yet.
    I’ll have to gather some friends that are willing to sit down quietly for 10 minutes and head there some early Sunday morning in the future.

  2. Me too! I’ve spent about a half an hour recording that, trying to capture those sounds getting out of rhythm in a traffic-free environment. Almost got late to a supermarket nearby to buy some water.

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