A Red Guide to the Coastal Quicksand of the British Isles

by Dave Clarkson

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    Beautifully packaged professionally duplicated CD in flexible plastic case with wrap-around sleeve featuring photography by Clarkson, and an insert featuring quicksand warning notices. Limited edition of 100.

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New work from the Manchester based recondite electronicist and field recorder Dave Clarkson, and, like his last acclaimed album for Linear Obsessional "Music for Lighthouses" (and indeed like all his recent work!) "A Red Guide to the Coastal Quicksands of the British Isles" is another sombre meditation on coastline Britain. This one using bleak, enveloping field recordings from various coastal locations, infused with unsettling yet eerily beautiful electronics.
Clarkson's work is building into a series of unique sound portraits that present a very different vision of the British coast, far away from cosy teahouses and garish chalets, instead a world of mystery, and overwhelmingly, of the understated but immense power of the sea.


released March 11, 2017

Written and Produced by Dave Clarkson between January and November 2016 at Cavendish House studios.

All sound recordings, treatments and production by Dave Clarkson:

Field recordings recorded at following locations:
Cumbria coast (Barrow/ Ulverston) - Track 1.
Talacre beach (Wales) / Morecambe Bay - Track 2.
Wirral coast - Track 3.
Talacre beach (Wales) / Morecambe Bay -Track 4.
Port Isaac / Land’s End (Cornwall) – Track 5.

with additional instrumentation on Track 2 and 4:
Roland JD-xi, Korg MS20, EMS iVCS3.




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