IAmA musician currently recording in a disused WW2-era oil storage facility that holds the world record for the longest acoustic reverb in a manmade structure (112 seconds.) AMA!
EDIT: Thanks so much for your questions so far, it's been a blast answering them. Please keep them coming, there's no time limit on this AMA!
I'm reposting this since the moderators required some additional proof but I'm now back to answer any questions you might have! The original thread can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ue0y5q/iama_musician_currently_recording_in_a_disused/
My name is Thom Isaacs and, as the title says, I'm recording an album at the Inchindown Oil Tanks, which is the site of the world's longest reverb.
The tanks are a disused WW2 era oil storage complex located just north of Inverness, Scotland. They were constructed between 1938 and 1942, and supplied warships with fuel at the royal navy's base in Invergordon through to the end of the war. The maximum capacity of the complex was an astounding 36 MILLION gallons of FFO or Furnace Fuel Oil. When they were decommissioned it was discovered that they held the record for the longest reverb in a manmade structure, which is what drew my attention to it. I've now visited twice and am writing and recording an album specifically designed for their acoustic properties.
They're really hard to record in on account of still being covered in heavy fuel oil, but the sound is absolutely breathtaking.
AMA! I love talking about the tanks and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the space and the music I'm recording in there.
Proof + audio examples:
Videos of me performing in the tanks:
Picture of me + yesterday's date + my username taken in the car on the way home: https://imgur.com/a/hnAODX5
(try to ignore the fact that that's hastily scribbled on a roll of tissue paper - I had to improvise!
If you're interested in the project and would like to follow me to keep up with the progress, here are some social media links for you: