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city of sleeping lights (Recorded 21 February — 15 March 2014)

Back to the known? The first "regular" 13-track Rural Citizens Band album since VIII. I think this one really turned out well. Includes a continuation/cover of an XR1300 song (freedom for Planet Futa), two Akibare ambient remakes (leaves on the doorstep and full moon hidden behind clouds) and an ambient remake of a leftover Akibare song (God bless the Sailor Scouts). The final song is a 24 minute drone track, so I'm obviously not through with that genre just yet!


city of sleeping lights
back cover

night falls (3:21)
walking in a strange town (5:19)
bar crawl (3:11)
live from club poser (4:00) [explicit]
leaves on the doorstep (4:53)
towards the light (3:24)
warm red glow (4:59) [explicit]
full moon hidden by clouds (5:30)
freedom for Planet Futa (6:21) [explicit]
God bless the Sailor Scouts (1:40)
the day star vanquished by the rising sun (8:57)
day breaks (3:34)
oceandrone (24:37)
total time: 79:44



Released: 4 April 2014
catalogue number: OSC017RCB014LP79:44
Click to see album artwork


walking in a strange town — contains samples of radio chatter by nicStage

bar crawl — contains samples of HH by symphoid, pianoloop by nicStage, drum loops 140 bpm by casualsamples, electric_bassline by UncleSigmund and Chatting at a cafĂ© in France by WhyHellBe_qmark_

live from club poser — contains samples of moan by Corsica_S, sexy female voice by kaiodeleis and Unique Hats by WarfareDubstep

leaves on the doorstep — contains samples of 110 Mellow Odd Drums by Experimental Illness and Leaves by bsumusictech

towards the light — contains samples of creepy 1 by ERH, NightCity hum 01 130212 by klankbeeld, girlvocalizing by nayruslove, walk away by ERH, discordant voices ew54b 2 by ERH and YNDonlyHatsNEW114 by yasodanandana

warm red glow — contains samples of passed by rv lo e by ERH, Glitch Beat 100 by patchen, and sexy female voice by kaiodeleis

full moon hidden by clouds — contains samples of heavy_sighing by epanody and walking_backwards by torn.rugged.audio.35

freedom for Planet Futa — contains samples of Kim Drums by KatHakaku Dancing Flubber and Apocalyptic Pulse both by rjonesxlr8 (NB - this user is no longer on Freesound for some reason, sorry I don't know how to credit you now).

God bless the Sailor Scouts — contains samples of Dry Thunder3 by juskiddink, shortwv minid c russ vox loop 5 by ERH, and Sewage Low Throb, Busy Electrical Work Area and Coffin Factory Ambiance 6, all downloaded from usenet many years ago.

the day star vanquished by the rising sun — contains samples of Tawny Owls 2 by Benboncan and Ghostly Whispering by qubodup

day breaks — contains samples of Morning Ambience city by Davidco80

ocean drone — contains samples of Girl talking by kaiodeleis, 20121014_surf_distant_08 by dobroide and Ocean Ambiance by CGEffex


City of Sleeping Lights dynamic range stats

 DR		Peak		RMS		Filename

 DR10		-3.83 dB 	-16.81 dB 	nightfalls.wav
 DR11		-2.73 dB 	-17.83 dB 	walking in a strange town.wav
 DR13		-0.00 dB 	-13.93 dB 	bar crawl.wav
 DR12		-0.93 dB 	-14.24 dB 	live from club poser.wav 
 DR13		-4.39 dB 	-17.88 dB 	leaves on the doorstep.wav
 DR12		-1.31 dB 	-14.61 dB 	towards the light.wav
 DR12		-2.26 dB 	-16.55 dB 	warm red glow.wav
 DR14		-0.42 dB 	-17.40 dB 	full moon hidden by clouds.wav 
 DR14		-0.06 dB 	-15.51 dB 	freedom for planet futa.wav
 DR14		-1.52 dB 	-18.68 dB 	God bless the Sailor Scouts.wav
 DR16		-4.59 dB 	-23.95 dB 	the day star vanquished by the rising sun.wav
 DR11		-1.52 dB 	-15.99 dB 	Day Breaks.wav
 DR13		-0.54 dB 	-17.00 dB 	oceandrone.wav

 Number of files:	13
 Official DR value:	DR13



Legal crap

We are releasing these recordings under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. You're free to post these files on P2P, usenet, your homepage, etc. All that I ask is that you credit me  (with the name Rural Citizens Band), and leave the ID3 tags as is. Please do not change them in any way, as this is a major way I credit myself for the work.

Also, if you use these songs for animations, or whatever, please email me, I'd love to see your work! Feel free to send any other comments, suggestions, etc!


Creative Commons License
city of sleeping lights by Rural Citizens Band is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


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