Dave Clarkson - A Blue Guide to Shore Ghosts and Sea Mystery - featuring Graham - out 21st December 2017

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Dave Clarkson - A Blue Guide to Shore Ghosts and Sea Mystery - featuring Graham - out 21st December 2017

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Another release out on 22nd December is by Dave Clarkson - "A Blue Guide... to Shore Ghosts and Sea Mystery".

LOR099 - Dave Clarkson
​-A Blue Guide to Shore Ghosts and Sea Mystery

To finish off a great year of releases in 2017 we conclude Dave Clarkson's "coastal trilogy" with a new themed collection of music based on supernatural and mysterious aquatic subject matter. Expanding the pallette from the field recordings and subdued electronics of the previous releases ("Music for Lighthouses" and "Coastal Quicksands of the British Isles") to include drum kits, guitars, scratched '78s and harmonica as well as guest musicians Graham Massey (of 808 State and Biting Tongues) on saxophones and assorted percussion, and Ruth Davies on Cello. The resultant music is a triumphant combination of unsettling but absorbing sounds with a new interest in acoustic instrumentation and the ever-present field recordings that mark this series. "Shore Ghosts and Sea Mystery" sees Clarkson exploring (forgive me) new waters...


1. 03:41 Kraken
2. 04:24 On Reflection
3. 02:47 Ancient Mariners, Seasick & Scurvy
4. 05:09 Mysterious Island [Co-Written / Featuring Graham Massey]
5. 06:38 Galleon & Gunpowder
6. 08:35 The Ghost Whale [Co-Written / Featuring Graham Massey]

Dave Clarkson - Synths and keyboards, guitars, drum kit, drum machine, harmonica, field recordings, scratched 78s.
Graham Massey: Bamboo flute, bell tree, congas, glockenspiel, melodica, skulls, vibraphone (Track 4). Baritone saxophone and bass clarinet (Track 6)
Ruth Davies: Cello (Track 4)

All tracks written and produced by Dave Clarkson
except, tracks 4 & 6 written and produced by Dave Clarkson & Graham Massey.

Recorded:April 2016 - January 2017.
Cavendish House Studio, Manchester.

Released as a CD featuring Clarkson's evocative photography and as a free/name your price download with PDF booklet.

Released on 21st December 2017

Available via Linear Obsessional Recordings' Bandcamp page.

Release page: here.
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