Sea Trials

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Each highly limited collectable Whitelabrecs release is built around a set format as follows:
    50 x vinyl-effect CDrs with card vinyl-style sleeves, rubber stamped titling, a polaroid print of the cover artwork housed inside a plastic case to keep it looking mint. Ink, font style and sleeve colours will vary for each release, chosen by the artist.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sea Trials via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Whitelabrecs Box Set 21-40 is the second batch of 20 releases on the label, contained within a recycled card box. This includes 20 vinyl effect CDr releases from our catalog numbers 021 to 040, many of which are sold out and out of print. The package is unique as we consult with you over email so you can make your preferred colour selections.

    The box is rubber stamped in an ink colour of your choosing and you can choose the sleeve and ink colours for the CDs.

    This item would suit a collector looking to preserve the collection or someone new to the label wishing to acquaint themselves with our back-catalog.

    Your order will be acknowledged within a few days by email and we will then discuss the packaging options, order the materials, burn the CDs and then ship the box securely.

    INCLUDED WITHIN THE PACKAGE:

    WLR021 Various Artists 'Whitelabsounds'
    WLR022 Covarino/Incorvaia 'Granada'
    WLR023 Floor Overhead 'Uses For Pavement'
    WLR024 Sea Trials 'Sea Trials'
    WLR025 Steve Pacheco 'The 4th'
    WLR026 Ludmila '1 Day 1 Track'
    WLR027 Slow Heart Music 'This Body Is Not Me'
    WLR028 Teleferick 'Sixteen Frames'
    WLR029 Polaroid Notes 'Unsung Memories'
    WLR030 Overshift 'Of Light and Shade'
    WLR031 The Prairie Lines 'Eyes Down Slowdown'
    WLR032 Tsone 'Purification Verses'
    WLR033 Andrew Sherwell 'Orthodox Tales'
    WLR034 James Osland 'Gone For A While'
    WLR035 Robert Farrugia 'Almost There'
    WLR036 Slow Clinic 'Discarded Things Once Loved'
    WLR037 Paper Relics 'The Road Home'
    WLR038 Sven Laux 'Schachmatt'
    WLR039 Valotihkuu 'Fragile Melodies'
    WLR040 Daliah 'Holy Mountain'
    ... more
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    Get all 59 Whitelabrecs releases available on Bandcamp and save 60%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Other Gold Side, Any Given Moment, Suspended In Silence, asymmetry, Vihne, Grønland, Drift Stations EP, Kern-Host, and 51 more. , and , .

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about

The self-titled Sea Trials album is the debut from Irish born, Hungary based artist Ian McCarthy who has previously released in the Techno field under monikers Romart and Wilhelm on labels such as Flux Recordings, Nice Try Records and I Had An Accident Records. Sea Trials was spawned in 2015 as the foundations for Ian’s idea began with him creating a pool of material to draw from as he planned a number of recordings and we’re pleased to present his eponymous debut album to serve as the perfect introduction to this sound.

The 9 tracks were created from source material recorded to old or damaged cassette tapes which were treated by either being left outside exposed to the elements, by being burnt or submerged in salt-water for long periods. Inevitably, the deterioration of sound and medium became a crucial part of the process and became the concept: decay and rebirth.
Ian found himself unexpectedly longing for the sea as he was land-locked in North Eastern Hungary and so maritime references are aplenty along with a sweeping nostalgia that creates feelings of loss and longing.

Originally, Ian had set out to create almost orchestral styled pieces by using various instruments and synthesisers as his starting point for loops however, the methods of tape erosion played a part in warping this sound into dilapidated memories of the original works which occasionally resurface and reimagine as sections are spared the decay of the sea bed. Other sections of the source material did not survive the process so well and somewhere on this record, you will hear a tape machine dying an uncomfortable death.

credits

released July 14, 2017

Written, produced and mastered by Ian W. McCarthy
Photo by Ian W. McCarthy
Artwork by Harry Towell

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Whitelabrecs England, UK

UK based experimental record label established in 2016, specialising in highly limited runs of white-label-style vinyl-effect CDrs.

Announced as one of A Closer Listen's best labels of 2017: bit.ly/2nCAXVy

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