Somewhere on the edge | Various Artists


Canvey Island passing ships, leaking pipes by Peter Cusack | 08:42




Canvey Island is on the edge of the Thames estuary. The shipping lanes pass close to the concrete sea wall on the riverside. Ageing oil installations and tanks await closure behind security fencing on the other. Occasional joggers and dog walkers use the intimidating, but public, path between. The atmosphere is surreal. These 3 recordings were made there.


1) waves and deep bass throb of an unknown containership.
2) underwater sound of the medium sized containership Sarah Schultze.
3) steam pipe with leaking valve.