The Night Sea

by Son Clair

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'The Night Sea' is just that - 25 minutes and 46 seconds of immaculately recorded environmental sound captured at night along the coastline of Hastings and St Leonard's-on-Sea.

Opportunities to record the very singular sound of the sea are seldom in the daytime with the background noises of cars and people, but at night, when the wind is low and the streets empty, the true magic of the endlessly moving body of water that is the English Channel come alive to the ears.

Taking a small portable field-recorder with me down to the waters edge each night in the summer months of 2010, I was able to gather a catalogue of sounds that stretched to over 20 hours of recordings in its original form. Editing the bulk of the recordings down to only the most pure and representative moments, the result is an album of the sea at its most tranquil and beautiful.


released February 4, 2011

Recorded and Produced by Thom Carter. Copyright 2011 Verlaine Records [VR_017]. All Rights Reserved.

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Son Clair St Leonards On Sea, UK

Son Clair ('Clear Sound') is the ongoing field-recording/environmental sound project of artist and musician Thom Carter.

Inspired by the immediate, everyday and extraordinary noises that are all around us, each album of recordings centers around a particular location or place and presents the audio from it as a site-specific sonic portrait.
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