Danny McCarthy | White Star Line

Edition of 250 copies

White Star Line, the new 7 inch vinyl single from innovative
Cork based sound artist Danny McCarthy.

45rpm black vinyl 7 inch single, full colour cover printed on heavy uncoated
paper stock, hand numbered, white inner bag

Bundled with free digital download

Available now for € 4.99 (incl. VAT)

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Danny McCarthy | White Star Line

White Star Line, the new 45rpm 7 inch vinyl single from innovative Cork based sound artist Danny McCarthy and also the first in a new series of 7 inch vinyl editions by Farpoint Recordings.

Yet another lovely piece from McCarthy, featuring two tracks, a short sleeve note and cover photography by the artist.

The title of this work “White Star Line” refers to the ship the Titanic, and also the company that ran the shipping line. The Titanic’s last port of call was Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland. This recording was created using electronics and field recordings made at, on and under the actual pier that the last passengers crossed to board the boats that brought them out to the Titanic which was moored nearby in the harbour.

McCarthy made the field recordings that are included in these tracks on the 14th -15th April 2012, the centenary of the sinking of the ship.

In the April issue of Record Collector Spencer Grady writes:

Multimedia artist McCarthy provides an Irish focus to the Titanic story with field recordings captured on the centenary of the ship’s sinking near the pier in Cobh, County Cork. From this locale, where the final passengers boarded boats to reach the ill-fated vessel moored in the nearby harbour, he siphons turbulent micro-systems, augmented by hydrophones, sucking up choruses of nickering shrimp babble and, seemingly, the distressed laryngeal sluice of the deceased.


Track Listing:

Side 1
White Star Line part 1

Side 2
White Star Line part 2


Audio excerpt:




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