LYKEN, MARK

THE TERRESTRIAL SEA (IMPORTANT RECORDS)

LYKEN, MARK - THE TERRESTRIAL SEA 96616
Format:
1 CD
Release:
29.04.2016
Label:
IMPORTANT RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
96616
Barcode:
0793447543710
Based in a field station located at the Cromarty Lighthouse, ecologists from the University of Aberdeen study how natural and man-made environmental changes influence the behaviour and populations of the Firth's protected species.

In 2012 Lyken was Artist in residence at the Lighthouse Field Station where he worked alongside the ecologists and recorded The Terrestrial Sea album.

He returned to Cromarty in 2014 to collaborate on a companion film with award-winning Filmmaker Emma Dove.

The Terrestrial Sea is the culmination of that work, highlighting the diverse and ever-changing environments that the ecologists are studying through music and film.

A link to watch the film is contained within the CD packaging. The Terrestrial Sea is deeply imbued with a sense of place.

Whilst sonically evoking the drama and beauty of the land and seascapes of the Cromarty Firth it also explores the tensions that exist surrounding the natural and industrial world.

The music combines real world, electronic and processed sounds, creating a sometimes incongruous soundworld of corroded melodies, percussive clangs, drilling platform drones, pile driving booms, intensifying boat noise, local voices, the simulated sounds of weather and the ever-present sea itself.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DRY SEA
  • 1.2. MONUMENT
  • 1.3. SCAR HISTORY
  • 1.4. WETLAND
  • 1.5. SEA STATE THREE
  • 1.6. UDALE