Fading Signals (Dead Air) is the culmination of Mahoney’s scanning and recording airwaves, searching for elusive radio signals that had supposedly been rendered obsolete by digital transmissions. Late one night, while scanning, Mahoney made a single 13 minute recording using a 1956 National NC-88 shortwave receiver. This recording became the landscape out of which Fading Signals (Dead Air) evolves. Intuitively adding elements to enhance the original recording, Mahoney draws the listener into this sonic environment. His addition of subtle tones and melodies encourages the listener to create his or her own narrative to a story which, quite literally, appeared out of thin air.