We get a lot of submissions in the Jenk HQ mailbox and to be honest, most of them are pretty lackluster. That’s not to say that you are all dumbasses (we truly believe we have the most creative and most educated audience in skateboarding), or that we think only we can come up with stuff you would all actually enjoy. It’s honestly tricky to come up with new angles and ways to look at skateboarding without going overboard or resorting to micro analyzing tiny details that don’t need to be.
This 11-minute audio track from Timothy Deconynck in Belgium was sent to us just yesterday, and while it’s not perfect, it’s creative and odd and might even be crossing into the realm of fetish, which means it’s right up our alley (and hopefully yours).
His idea is to do a monthly episode of “skate ambient” where he pulls from cult videos from the ’90s like Shackle Me Not and Hokus Pokus, early 2000’s classics like Menikmati, and even some stuff from today.
Timo takes conversational snippets and skate sounds from these videos and mixes them with background ambient tracks and white noise that all washes over you. Fast slides, pops, small wheels rolling over cobbled asphalt and split sidewalk cement. All together, it makes a mash-up of sleep-inducing layers, creating an atmosphere of audio that’s as confusing as much as it is comforting.
If you’re a fan of Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works albums, or Brian Eno’s Music For Airports, you will definitely find familiarity and warmth in this track.
The title of the first episode is “Chaos”, and while it may be a bit too chaotic to be straight-up Skate ASMR or something you could easily fall asleep to, it’s a great start to this audio journey. If you have any feedback or suggestions for Timothy, leave ’em below and we’ll keep you guys updated as he releases further episodes.
September 27, 2019 5:00 pm
This guy just opened a niche box wich everyone was waiting for.
September 28, 2019 6:59 pm
I love it.
September 30, 2019 12:08 pm
this one time, i recorded the sound of a screeching, sliding wheel and used that for my ring tone
September 30, 2019 8:03 pm
Needs to go for an hour