September 27, 2019/ Timothy Deconynck/ ARTICLES, RANDOM CRAP/ Comments: 7

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.

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  1. zach slurp

    October 1, 2019 9:33 am

    that gif is amazing

  2. Bo G

    October 2, 2019 1:18 pm

    So interesting to recognize the sound of Sean Greene slaming into the sign at the very beginning.


    October 23, 2019 9:54 am

    I´ll drive and listen this allday! whre can we find the download?