‘In a way, it’s a story about music becoming overtly responsive to what is outside it,’ says sonic experimenter David Toop. He’s discussing the effect of found sound and field recordings on our musical present, and how a glut of artists have co-opted these noises into their work this year. ‘These sounds help us to cross that gap that we feel divides us from other creatures, other entities, other species. So, it’s a very important step, I think,’ he continues. Plenty of others agree.