Sunday, 24 February 2013

Ghosts Of Grytviken

The abandoned whaling station at Grytviken (on South Georgia) is an industrial ghost-town. Whale-catchers were abandoned there when commercial whaling ended and they are quietly rusting in front of the tanks used to store the whale oil.

The lyrics:

The Italia Modial Classic six string is the guitar on this, the introduction and coda are sound-scapes, bowed guitar and a volume pedal replicate whale song, and a ships bell strikes eight-bells at the end. This was another of the 1990 December Demo recordings and was re-recorded appropriately on Halloween 2010.

The images were captured from the South Georgia Webcam (see previous post - This Winterland)

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