I came across this blog/work of "sonic-artist" Phil Harding (ex member of the Mod band "The Scene"!)
phill harding is a freelance composer/soundartist based in the pennine hills of west yorkshire, england [uk]. much of phill’s current work involves the use of environmental field recordings—focusing on the sounds we usually ignore or filter out—to point out the beauty in the mundane. this blog is phill’s attempt to document his daily life.Interesting
many of these tracks were recorded binaurally—ie with tiny microphones placed in the ears, and are intended for playback over headphones only. listened to via headphones, binaural recordings tend to have excellent spatial properties, reproducing the way we actually hear, so playback feels [aurally, anyway] much as it actually felt to be in the space recorded. playback over speakers is not the best way to appreciate such recordings. other pieces here were made using more traditional recording methods, and will sound fine over speakers or headphones.