We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Return to New Caledonia

by Kate Carr

Landing 03:13


This is an EP about holidays, and all the things they do and don't teach you. It is a little bit about the throbbing palm tree jungles of New Caledonia, which are full of holes where the sea echoes up into the humid insect filled air. But it is also about the process of returning somewhere that you never really got to know. It is how we experience travel in a time poor world, and about the meanings we attach to the places we visit.
Filled with field recordings, guitars, a coconut instrument, shakers, insects, reef fish, birds and rain, this is an EP about all things we don't learn about a place we visit, and some of the things we do.
It comes as a limited edition three inch CD.
All tracks by Kate Carr
Mastered by 12k.


''Providing a sort of sonic postcard, Carr takes us on a journey throughout the various landscapes, her reactions to unfamiliar places, and the meanings she has attached to these travels. However, this is far from being a simple playback of recordings made on holiday – there is a consideration and musicality to Carr’s work that makes the instruments and field recordings meld into one cohesive whole. Recommended.''
Fluid Radio.

''It's an especially interesting project for how Carr expertly integrates instrument sounds (guitar, keyboard, bells, shaker, synths, and a coconut instrument) and field recordings... into the three-inch CD's five settings.'' Textura.

''This symphonic duet transverses time to create a hybrid of sound and response. The line between field work and instrumentation is erased whenever tone and volume are matched; in these moments, Carr’s return to New Caledonia becomes our introduction.'' A Closer Listen.

Top Ten Field Recording and Soundscape works of 2012. A Closer Listen.


released June 20, 2012

All tracks by Kate Carr
Mastered by 12k


all rights reserved



Flaming Pines London, UK

A label focused on field recording, sound art and experimental ambient music.

contact / help

Contact Flaming Pines

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Return to New Caledonia, you may also like: