Irv Teibel was a pioneering recording artist whose most famous work is probably the Environments series, a collection of ambient recordings of various environmental sounds, designed to soothe and induce contemplation and relaxation. The reissue maestros at The Numero Group have reissued these recordings, but instead of the usual vinyl or CD box set this work has been reissued as an iPhone app.
Environments is well suited to the app format, since its quiet environmental sounds can be of use pretty much anywhere you go (they’re also all on Spotify, for what it’s worth). The app has features of its own, though, allowing users to customize their listening to their own preferences, and as with any Numero release the app comes with extensive info on both Teibel and the recordings themselves. Here’s a commercial for the app:
Check out The Numero Group’s Environments reissue at the label’s official site right here.