Seemingly familiar but tantalisingly mysterious, these beautifully composed sonic landscapes offer a unique experience of the world through sound - the known and the unknown.

Shearwater Drift is a sonic collage that explores real and imagined landscapes. The compositions are created from pieces of sonic architecture utilising elements from the man made environment, the land, ocean, and sky, and those strange places in between where sound is a hybrid. Many of the sounds are unique to New Zealand, in fact some are unique to Wellington, while others are from Scotland.

Neil Johnstone (recording, manipulation, composition)
Al Fraser (taonga puoro)
Steve Burridge (engineering)
Ross Harris (accordion sounds on Tsitern)
Nick Pilcher (piano on Ferrous Aro)
Robert Baldock (treated sea samples on Cloud Shadow)

Produced by Neil Johnstone
Recorded by Steve Burridge
Artwork by Neil Johnstone
Design by Unklefranc
Printing by Studio Q


Released: 26 May 2018
Catalogue: RAT-D082