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"Yankee, Hotel, Foxtrot" - 3 modern soundtracks to shortwave numbers stations

"Yankee, Hotel, Foxtrot" - 3 modern soundtracks to shortwave numbers stations

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SOUNDTRACK I, 1.1.Johan Johannsson, 1.2.Anonymous, 1.3.Philip Jeck, 1.4.Anonymous and more.

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This upload was 11th in the #experimental chart, 11th in the #eclectic chart and 27th in the #ambient chart.

For this soundwork I’ve created 3 soundtracks wherein snippets and samples from shortwave numbers stations can be heard. Some of them are altered or repeated throughout the soundtrack and so, becoming a part of the whole listening experience.

For more than 45 years the Shortwave radio spectrum has been used by the worlds intelligence agencies to transmit secret messages. These messages are transmitted by hundreds of “Numbers Stations”. These stations use very rigid schedules, and transmit in many different languages, employing male and female voices repeating strings of numbers or phonetic letters day and night, all year round. Numbers Stations, and by inference, spies, are as busy as ever, with many new and bizarre stations appearing since the fall of the Berlin wall.

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I marvel at the entire mystique of the number station culture, and have been into the Cornet Project for some time now. I remember living in Germany, and having a special world radio that allowed the broadcasts of so many diverse stations from around Europe. It was a fascinating time, I miss that. I love the concept that you presented here, pure genius! Peace.


interesting, nice idea to use these tunes. Loved it, thx