April 8th, 2007

not for the faint of heart, young pigs' slaughter. Recorded in a country house's open yard near Cabra, S Spain. Sennheiser ME66 + MKH30, Shure FP24 preamp, Edirol R09 recorder. It was very hard for me to record this so I hope it's any use (should be hard to synthesize, I guess...)
EDIT: I feel the need to clarify. This is the traditional way of killing the pig in Spanish (and many other countries) rural environment. It is based on bleeding (severance of the major blood vessels), which is not the norm in industrial slaughter houses nowadays. There stunning is applied previously to reduce suffering. I uploaded this to document a cruel traditional practice, for the sake of anthropological interest if you wish. Listeners can extract her/his own ethic/moral implications.


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    urupin 6 years, 11 months ago

    Charm! Great! The queen in admiration!:-)

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    CareyWilliams 7 years ago

    Spot on. Just what I was looking for.

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    brmc69 8 years ago

    horrendous to hear, but will play nicely in an animal rights grindcore song i'm writing, tentatively titled "this is what your dinner sounds like."

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    AGFX 9 years, 10 months ago

    sad thing to happen but great recording

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    anamorphosis 9 years, 11 months ago

    definetly cant replicate that ,this is frightening to listen to. great work.

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