The Night Ocean

by Brian Lavelle

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Catalogue number: DUXL
1,262,304,000 quiet seconds and counting.


'[...] The Night Ocean a 40 minute, single track album inspired by an atmospheric short story by H.P. Lovecraft and R.H. Barlow (a pdf version of which is thoughtfully included with the download). It ripples in the cool offshore breeze, it shimmers with reflected moonlight (‘Yet for me there is a haunting and inscrutable glamour in all the ocean’s moods. It is in the melancholy silver foam beneath the moon’s waxen corpse…’), it fizzes as each stroke disturbs the plankton and triggers a phosphorescent display. And that is it: no driving forward momentum, no complicated narrative, just a barely perceptible ebb and flow. By using ‘stop’ or ‘repeat’ this track can be made to last exactly as long as you need it to. An excellent example of the underrated sub-genre LNW (lovely noise wall).' Rob Hayler, Radio Free Midwich:


released August 12, 2012

Recorded and mixed by Brian Lavelle in Edinburgh, July 2012.


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Dust, Unsettled is a little outlet for electronic, field recording and experimental music releases, operated by Scottish sound artist Brian Lavelle.

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