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I really wish I had recorded this soundscape in binaural, but at the time I didn’t own my Soundman OKMs. Whilst I was staying in Kuala Lumpur, my local station was Bukit Bintag which happened to be a monorail station. This meant the station was up above the streets rather than below ground and the platform on which I begun recording was exposed to the external elements. The birds and insects add an interesting element to this very modern urban environment. I decided to record both the station ambiance and then an internal perspective from within the train as I rode the monorail.

I really love all the detail in the recording, particularly the grinds and squeeks of the suspension as we move along. The carriage was fairly empty so there is little, or no noise from other people, allowing the full character of the train to come through.