Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes

by Galaxy Express 555



Dedicated to all those lost and affected by the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire —Dec 02, 2016

Made with iPad software (TC-11, Borderlands Granular Synthesis, Morton Subotnick's Pitch Painter)

w/ Roland JV-1010 Synthesizer on track five

and both long-form and collaged field recordings from the following sources:

Feat. field recording captured at 05:00 on April 1st, 2012 in Tamil Nadu, India—on the pathway leading up to Skandashram Cave, outside the Ramana Maharshi Ashram.

Feat. "le boucles de Seine" by Vincent DuSeigne

Feat. Félix Blume’s extensive library to create a collage of sound samples from either side of the Mexican/American border

Made possible throughout the work of biodiversity research teams networked by the EU-Asia GRID (Global and Regional Integrated Data Centers). As part of their research, a team of scientists at the Khao Nan National Park in Southern Thailand captured the evening chorus of the moist evergreen arboreal biome. The setting synthesized for this episode is the product of a time-collapsed sampling of recordings made by this research team from 17:00 to 21:30 on December 9, 2014 CE.

Special thanks to K. Jaroensutasinee, M. Jaroensutasinee, P. Koad & A. Charoensuk at the Huai Lek HQ in Khao Nan National Park, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

The recording was retrieved January 25, 2017, from the TW GRID website at

Feat. the sound artist Natalia Beylis' piece in three parts "The Sunken Hum, Vol. 2" /

This album is a collaboration, and not meant for sale. Any funds given are expressly on an opt-in donation basis. I have other "digital records" for sale if you want to show support in that way. I encourage those interested to support the work of those artists (mentioned above), and seek out their (unaccompanied) recordings.


released January 2, 2018

Cover art by C. Farstad — composite image: found painting (from streets of NOLA), transparency of excerpt of Cage's "75 Stones"


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