Ocean Liner

by Tim Coster

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Once about two years ago, it’s funny how time passes so quickly, me and some friends went up to the great barrier reef, my friend was a really good sailor, she had been sailing since she was a kid. Her dad used to be in the Navy and taught her to sail so we headed up to the reef, sailed out, the boat slept six. She kept trying to convince us to sail with her to Fiji, she grew up there and would say, ‘it’s only a week to Fiji with good weather’, like this would finally be the news that would make us go, ‘oh yeah let’s go now’.

We spent our days drinking, cooking, drinking, snorkeling; we’d snorkel everyday and have a look down on the huge, beautiful reefs, hundreds of metres long, just us and the boat. I remember so vividly the sound of being submerged snorkeling out there, on the remote reef, with some two metre manta rays and nothing between us and Fiji.

This music reminds me so much of being underwater out there, heavy and alien noises came out of the blueness. It’s the sound of the weight of tons of water above you, just as dense, expansive and endless as the Indo-Pacific. The sounds resonate, echo and have the same dull surges of listening hard under water. This music reminds me of that warped sense of familiarity, of volume when you’re looking up at the surface; the sounds are passive as they are fragile and disorientating.
- by B.C.


released May 20, 2012

Recorded April - May 2012 at home in Melbourne.
Released on cassette May 2012 by Albert's Basement (#39)



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Tim Coster Melbourne, Australia

Tim Coster, from Auckland, now currently living in Melbourne, performing textural keyboard music.

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