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Atlantic Ocean Recordings 2019

by Darcy Spidle



The ocean is my favourite sound, for it sings of both our beginning as a species and our end. No music is more powerful.

With that concept in mind, early this year I began a weekly routine of recording waves near my home on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. Capturing the true aural quality of the sea is likely an impossible task, and I’m not deluded enough to think that the tracks in this collection are an apt substitute for standing in front of the water with your ears open. Nevertheless, of the hours of waves I’ve recorded so far this year, these are the tracks I keep coming back to.

Beyond a few slight EQ adjustments, I haven’t processed or edited these recordings whatsoever. This is raw ocean filtered through two salt-damaged lavalier microphones.

For maximum psychic effect, play this album as loud as possible.


released July 17, 2019

For weekly dispatches from the field, subscribe to my Lands and Waters channel on Youtube. www.youtube.com/channel/UC7irutY2PplZgiQqbgw48JQ


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chik white is the moniker I use for my work as a free improviser. For years, my instrument of choice was the jaw harp, but recently, I’ve expanded my practice to include voice, nose flutes, horns, guitar, and harmonica. Along with the many chik white releases chronicled on this page, I’ve also included select field recording works issued under my proper name, Darcy Spidle. ... more

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