The sea works as an enormous water, wind and planetary movement based instrument that creates a wide variety of sound which is shaped by the intensity of all those inputs and the qualities of the materials present at the listener's position - that’s one way I like to see it anyway!
The noise, drones, chords, melodies, phasing and looping produced by the sea when it encounters the diverse range of materials and structures at the coast are very similar to a lot of qualities that I like in music.
These recordings are favourites from my sea recordings so far from two trips - Filey, North Yorkshire in 2020 and Treyarnon Bay, Cornwall in 2021. I tend to record at the coast very early in the morning before all the people arrive but there may be the odd person or dog occasionally in the distance.
This collection is primarily meant as a holistic listening experience, a single piece of work for interest or relaxation. I am also happy for anyone who purchases the album to use the recordings as field recordings of the sea in their own works as long as they credit this source and do not resell them as their own field recordings.
Happy deep listening.
Release date: 11 February 2023
All Copyright Reserved Mark David Hadley 2023
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Twelve high quality recordings of the sea from Filey, North Yorkshire and Treyarnon Bay, Cornwall.