The People’s Cloud is a documentary film that gets to the bottom of the internet; investigating the ecology and impact of cloud computing on the lives of those who use it, the places it is physically located in and the people who work to maintain it. Directed by Matt Parker, the film is due for released in early 2017.
To celebrate this forthcoming film, the original soundtrack is released as a digital album on December 5th 2016. The Soundtrack is an hour of field recordings, soundscapes and compositions produced exclusively from recordings taken during field trips to critical sites of media infrastructure including data centres in Iceland, The Netherlands and the UK, hydroelectric power stations in Iceland, Fibre Optic landing stations and other critical network sites across Europe and one of the world’s most powerful computers, SURFsara. All sounds are recorded, produced, composed and edited by Matt Parker.
This 14 track album includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more and is available to buy here on Bandcamp.
“The music is sometimes eerie, sometimes foreboding, sometimes comforting, sometimes beautiful, a reflection of the subject matter. Parker’s film explores both sides of the Internet: the promise and the peril. In like fashion, his soundscape seems to intimate something cold and foreign, seeping into our consciousness as we click and save and connect.” – A Closer Listen.
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