Ernest E. Debs Regional Park, Los Angeles, USA in March 2020 – by Nick White

“For this recording a friend and I were in a small clearing (field?) next to a tiny pond called Peanut Lake. The entire park overlooks downtown Los Angeles and the 110 freeway. It was about 6pm on maybe day three of a statewide order to shelter in place. We could still hear some rush hour traffic but it was far quieter than usual. The recent rain and reduced car pollution meant the city looked clearer than I’d seen it, maybe ever. Occasional handling noise from my AT835b shotgun mic as I tried to track an occasional bird or plane. Two cans of Victoria beer kick things off.”