Weather. It's all very well and good, but you can't get it on
For several decades, thousands of weather stations around
the globe have been recording barometric pressures on a
minute by minute basis.
In a recent lucrative deal with the Met Office*, MaxCo. has
the non-exclusive rights to this data. Sped up by a
factor of several thousand, and digitally remasturbated,
these barometric pressure fluctuations become a dynamic
soundscape available on a wide range of regionally-themed
The daily fluctuations in recorded pressure become a rich A
above middle C. Spells of sunny, dull or stormy weather
add modulations and overtones, whilst the seasonal
barometric trends become deep bass notes. Longer-term
climate shifts are reflected in gradual transitions of timbre
Listen from the comfort of your own armchair to fifteen
years of your local weather. Enjoy full stereophony as the
pulsing mercury of Africa plays a counterpoint to the slow-
shifting monsoon-driven barometry of Asia, or let the
perpetual depression over North Wales lull you to sleep.
Buy now while weather lasts!
[*actually we just had to agree to buy them several packets