I recorded the longest echo in the world for my new album in the oil tank of the Second World War » bbnworldnews.com/

An accordionist has crawled into a massive WWII underground oil tank to record an album with the longest reverb in the world.

Paolo Forte spent four days at Inchindown Fuel Depot in Invergordon, Easter Ross.


The Italian accordionist spent four days in the Inchindown oil reservoirs in Invergordon


The 112-second echo is the longest in the world


The tanks can hold 32 million gallons of fuel, enough to fill 600,000 Nissan Qashqais

He chose this unique location because it has the world’s longest echo of 112 seconds.

But to access the dark old Royal Navy tanks, he had to walk through an 820-foot tunnel hewn out of rough stone, split his instrument in two, and slide his gear down an 18-inch-wide tube.

The composer, 34, said: “I felt like Dante in the Divine Comedy as I descended into those cold, dark, hell-like reservoirs covered in oil.

“But when the accordion started playing, I heard the door to heaven open.

“It was an extraordinary experience. I have never heard such a sound anywhere on Earth. »

The Italian has always been fascinated by playing in abandoned places.

But he faced unprecedented challenges on his latest adventure.

He said: “It takes almost a minute to go back to complete silence after talking or playing in the tank.

“My two sound engineers sat at the bottom of the first tank while I played and we used torches to communicate.

“I knew coming into this project that no song played before could work in this unique environment, so I improvised.

“I had to take into account the long echo to avoid producing a complex tangle of sounds.

“I thought about what I had just played, listened to the sound in the air, and played the next chord predicting how it would sound.

“It was as if the past, the present and the future had melted into each other. »

The bomb-proof fuel store is the size of two football fields, with five tanks 780 feet long and 44 feet high, plus a shorter sixth tank.

Built between 1938 and 1941, it could hold 32 million gallons of fuel, enough to fill a Nissan Qashqai nearly 600,000 times.

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