Track List: A1. Popcorn & kettle (6' 27"); 2. Kamo river (2' 55"); 3. Curlews & field gate (4' 16"); 4. Soundwalk in Tokyo (6' 09"); 5. Tar (1' 01"). B1. Atlantic ocean (1' 29"); 2. Jolly at Galloway (3' 31"); 3. Nihon crows & airplane (3' 18"); 4. Dental auralization (6' 01"); 5. Tehran 6:30AM (6' 44")
Fifteen months living abroad was spent mainly studying in Scotland. While wandering around, I started to notice sounds in my surrounding in a way I'd never done before. It seemed like every cell of mine was exploring the invisible dynamics around me in a different way since these new sonic inputs were never put into my unconscious mind before. Occasionally I’d enjoyed zoning out and listening meditatively.
Some of these explorations were recorded and after twenty months, listening back to those moments constructs what was once deconstructed. Every place with its own story of time and space sparkled memories in my head, an experience similar to what Pauline Oliveros calls Auralization, a practice to 'hear' memories in one's mental space as opposed to visually imagining them. While playing around with the process of Auralization, the distinction between these recordings and my memories would blur. Also, it seemed like every sound could assume multiple identities in the context of other sounds. This could lead to pausing the recordings to listen to the background noise of my apartment in Tehran and fusing them with the field recordings as well. Some sounds are synthesized to mimic field recordings, blurring the line between what is real and what is imagined/auralized.
"The idiosyncrasies of Everydaymeal are clear from the start, reflecting positively on a listener’s attitude. Combining sources of variable origin, Pantea offers an explorative fresco devoid of noxious individualism. Metropolitan to rural, social to private, plus an awful lot of intermediate transitions including noisier outbursts and taped snippets. Every sound promptly establishes a definite atmosphere, whether one understands its derivation or not."
Massimo Ricci (Touching Extremes)